victims and survivors

Charter of Care for Victims and Survivors

Charter of Care for Victims and Survivors

Ruth AttfieldHead of Safeguarding, tells us about the diocesan Charter for the Care of Victims and Survivors…

In December 2023, our Charter for the Care of Victims and Survivors was published on the Diocesan website. The Charter sets out our commitment to Victims and Survivors of abuse, providing a clear and transparent outline of the services and support available for those who report having been harmed to us. You can access the Charter via the website HERE. We have also produced a poster of the Charter which we have asked to be made available within parishes, on internal and external noticeboards and shared via all the usual parish communication channels. A copy of the poster has also been circulated to Parish Safeguarding Ministers.

In England and Wales, Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter – this year, Tuesday 30th April – is kept as a Day of Prayer for the Victims and Survivors of Abuse. Here is a prayer you can say now:
Praise to you, Father of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, the source of all consolation and hope. Be the refuge and guardian of all who suffer from abuse and violence. Comfort them and send healing for their wounds of the body, soul and spirit. Help us all and make us one with you, in your love for justice, as we deepen our respect for the dignity of every human life. Giver of peace, maker us one in celebrating your praise, both now and forever, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Read Issue 433 in full here.