Safeguarding support services


For those in a crisis

Please email Karen Galloway, Diocesan Safeguarding Manager, available 8am to 8pm or call on 07785 621319.

Samaritans please call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org, for further information please visit www.samaritans.org

For all safeguarding concerns

Customer First to discuss safeguarding/homelessness concerns please call 0808 800 4005. 

Click here for issues relating to adults.

 

Sexual abuse concerns

Survivors In Transition For male/female adults who have been sexually abused as a child

07765 052282 or 01473 23249

Email: support@survivorsintransition.co.uk

survivorsintransition.co.uk
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) 'The Ferns'

0300 1235058

On-call Independent Sexual Violence Adviser: 07866 142139 

Email: contact@theferns-suffolk.org.uk

www.theferns-suffolk.org.uk 
Suffolk Rape Crisis For referrals, telephone support and online counselling

0800 085 0520

Email: administration@srchelp.org.uk

www.srchelp.org.uk 
NAPAC For adults abused as children

0800 801 0331

Email: support@napac.org.uk

napac.org.uk

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces provides vital support for survivors of church-related abuse, the service 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.

For further information please visit:

Safe Spaces | Weblink

You can contact the Safe Spaces team by phoning 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times) or email: safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk

 

Domestic Abuse

Lighthouse For female victims of Domestic Abuse 0808 2000 247 lighthousewa.org.uk 
Anglia Care Trust For male and female victims of Domestic Abuse 0800 977 5690 angliacaretrust.org.uk
Refuge 24hr National Domestic Abuse 0800 2000 247 www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk 
Women’s Aid  

Live Online Chat: Monday to Friday 10am 2pm

Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

chat.womensaid.org.uk
Alumah A west Suffolk charity that supports survivors of relationship abuse 07770 468698 www.alumah.co.uk 
Compassion South Suffolk Charity that supports those who have experienced domestic abuse 07597 337831 [9am-1pm) Monday to Friday www.compass-ion.org  
Respect Men’s Advice 0808 8010327 mensadviceline.org.uk
ManKind Male Victims of Domestic Abuse 01823 334244 [Weekdays 10am-4pm] www.mankind.org.uk
Respect Perpetrators Helpline 0808 8024040 respectphoneline.org.uk
Open Up Facilitating a church culture where domestic abuse is acknowledged, understood and recognised as unacceptable,  offering awareness programmes. 07943 740 261 www.openup.org.uk

 

Support that children can directly access

Childline 0800 1111 or for further information please visit: www.childline.org.uk

The Hideout or for further information please visit: thehideout.org.uk/children/home

Support for parents 

To learn more about how to keep Children and Young People safe online:

Think U Know | Weblink

Parentline: available on: 0808 800 2222.

 

Updated 1 October 2020.