Support for Victims and Survivors

Contact us

As a Diocesan Safeguarding Team, we want to give as many options for contact with us as possible. You can make contact in any of the following ways:

  • Email us via: ku.gr1708621755o.coi1708621755dsolg1708621755@gnid1708621755rauge1708621755fas1708621755
  • Call us on 01452 835516 (office hours) or 07944 680320 (out of hours)
  • Ask an advocate or other third party to make contact with our team initially, so we can talk in general, anonymised terms about your case and how we might best make contact and respond to you
  • In person at Church House in Gloucester or at a neutral alternative venue, with an advocate or other third-party present if wanted
  • Via Zoom or Teams, with or without your camera on, to enable you to feel as safe as possible
  • By post: Diocese of Gloucester Safeguarding Team, Church House, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY

In addition to the above, contact can also come via the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team (NST), who can be emailed at: gro.d1708621755nalgn1708621755efohc1708621755ruhc@1708621755gnidr1708621755augef1708621755as1708621755.

 

What Victims/Survivors can expect

We want to support anyone who has experienced abuse. We are aware that people disclose abuse that has taken place both inside and outside of church settings.

This document is a summary of responding well to victims and survivors of abuse and sets out what you can expect from the Church.

Responding Well – a guide for victims and survivors of abuse

We have also put together a short document which sets out how we will respond as a diocese.

Supporting those experiencing or who have experienced abuse

Other sources of support

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales.

Accessing support in the Church of England

The Church of England’s Interim Support Scheme offers immediate help and support to survivors whose life circumstances are significantly affected by the abuse suffered, and the response to it.

Get involved

If you are a victim/survivor and would like to contribute to our ongoing development and learning about how we can better engage with and support those affected by abuse, please get in touch with us at ku.gr1708621755o.coi1708621755dsolg1708621755@gnid1708621755rauge1708621755fas1708621755 or you can contact Debbie Innes-Turnill, Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) at ku.gr1708621755o.coi1708621755dsolg1708621755@drao1708621755bgsfo1708621755riahc1708621755 to discuss options and opportunities to get involved.