Reporting Abuse and Finding Support

Getting support

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 Church of England, the Catholic Church in England and Wales or the Church in Wales.

If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support. 

Contact the Safe Spaces team.

Make a referal for someone else or yourself to Safe Spaces.

Other support services

Reporting abuse

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for advice and support. If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires medical attention, call the emergency services on 999.

Carol Butler (Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor)

T: 07825 167016





Tara Russell (Children & Youth Team Leader)

T: 07467 563309




Reporting abuse to local authorities 

Contact details for local authority statutory services in Newcastle Diocese, for guidance or to report on a safeguarding concern about a vulnerable adult or a child or young person:


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