A new service providing vital support for survivors of church-related abuse is now available. Please click on the various links below for specific information, including details of how to make contact for support or advice.
Safe Spaces, commissioned by the Anglican and Catholic Churches in England and Wales, will be run by Victim Support, a national charity with a track record of providing survivor support.
Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England, Church in Wales or the Catholic Church of England and Wales.
Safe Spaces comprises a team of trained support advocates, who have undergone specialist training in supporting survivors of sexual violence and who have received additional specific training in how the churches respond to abuse cases, the way in which faith and church-related settings have been used to carry out abuse, and the particular issues affecting people who have had or still have, a relationship with the church.
The service is for those who may have experienced any form abuse, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, psychological abuse (including spiritual abuse), domestic abuse, coercive and controlling behaviour.
Please see below the opening hours and contact details for Safe Spaces:
Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm
0300 303 1056
- Safe Spaces website
- Read the announcement on Victim Support’s website
- Previous news: Victim Support appointed to run 'Safe Spaces'