Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused by someone in the Church or as a result of their relationship with the Catholic Church of England and Wales, the Church of England or the Church in Wales.

Our Services are for people aged 18 or over, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the perpetrator is living or deceased. You do not have to have reported the incident to the Church authorities or the Police in order to access support.

Our service is for people who have experienced any kind of abuse – this includes (but is not limited to) sexual violence, inappropriate sexual behaviour, physical abuse, financial abuse or exploitation, psychological abuse (including spiritual abuse), domestic abuse, coercive and controlling behaviour.


0300 303 1056

Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service


Disclosure and Barring Service

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

The Survivors Trust

The Children's Society

Hourglass: Action on Elder Abuse

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children