Many thanks to a St Jo’s Old Boy for suggesting the link below to Safe Spaces.
I really should have known about this site, but am embarrassed to say I didn’t.
I’m talking to Catholic Safeguarding tomorrow and they may suggest Safe Spaces could look at some of the matters on this blog. We’ll see.
From their site:
How can we help?
Remote support is provided nationally through our helpline and Live Chat for as long as our clients feel they need it and it is deemed to be helpful.
We can help with advocating with authorities and other agencies, giving you emotional support, providing information (including information on church and police procedures), understanding your needs and working together on individual support plans. If face-to-face support is wanted local to where you live, we will try to make contact with appropriate agencies depending on need.
Safe Spaces comprises a team of trained support advocates who have also undergone specialist training in supporting survivors of sexual violence. The team have received additional 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.