IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Cathedral House & Clergy House telephone are currently down. We currently have a temporary number of 07493 108096, however, this phone number is for incoming and outgoing calls ONLY. Text and voicemail messages will NOT be responded to. For any enquiries, please kindly contact us at, including a contact number. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, provided by the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church of England and Wales in collaboration with Victim Support.

Safe Spaces comprises a team of trained support advocates who have undergone 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.

This national service provides remote support by helpline, live chat, and website for as long as the survivor needs such support.

If face-to-face support is also required, referrals can be made to appropriate local organisations according to need.

The service can assist victims of church-related abuse in England or Wales. This includes any church official, ordained or lay, paid or voluntary. It also includes abuse linked to participating in a church-led activity or group. Every effort is made to minimise or avoid re-traumatisation at every stage of support, and great emphasis is placed on keeping secure the personal and sensitive data of survivors.

To contact Safe Spaces use one of the options below for more service information.