Victims and Survivors Charter:

Our Charter for the Care of Victims and Survivors sets out our commitment to victims and survivors of abuse.  We understand that speaking out about abuse can be very difficult and distressing,  You may not have felt able to tell anyone before. We are here to support you in sharing your experience and signposting to specialist support services.

Victim and Survivors charter Nov 2023 PRIVACY NOTICE (VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS) 


Care and Support for Victims and Survivors:

Safe Spaces is a free, independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused by someone in the church or as a result of their relationship with the Catholic Church of England and Wales, the Church of England or the Church in Wales.

If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support.

You do not have to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church.  Your information will not be shared without your consent unless you or someone else is in immediate danger.

You can contact the Safe Spaces team by:

Telephoning 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)

The dedicated Safe Spaces team are available:

  • 09:00-21:00 Monday to Friday
  • 09:00-13:00 Saturdays
  • 13:00-17:00 Sundays

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We encourage you to access the promotional materials regarding Safe Spaces for display within our parishes and church communities. Please personalise with your Parish Safeguarding Minister details.

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Promotional Materials:

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