Safeguarding helplines


Dedicated helpline for church-related abuse

Individuals who wish to come forward with information, or make any disclosures regarding church-related abuse, are encouraged to make direct contact with our Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 024 7652 1345.

However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated independent helpline has also been set up. This dedicated helpline is operated by the NSPCC - 0800 80 20 20.

Other national helplines

The following national helplines are also available:

  • NSPCC – 0808 800 5000                                                   
  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • Stop it Now – 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) – 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans – 116 123
  • Family Lives – 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
  • Action on Elder Abuse – 0808 808 8141