The Archdiocese of Birmingham Safeguarding Team is available on:
0121 230 6240 or by email on: [email protected]

We support survivors who were abused when they were children and those who have been abused as adults. We recognise that speaking out about abuse can be very difficult and distressing and you may not have felt able to tell anyone before. We are here to support you to share your experiences.

Our staff will do all they can to listen to you and support you to find the help you need. You can speak to them without giving your personal details.

The Archdiocese is committed to supporting those who report being harmed and commits to the National Safeguarding Standards:

 “Standard 3: Those that report having suffered harm receive a compassionate, caring and timely response, and are provided with access to appropriate support, advice, and pastoral care.”

Support and a listening ear is available from the Safeguarding Team but we also recognise that people may need/want to access support from other sources, we offer signposting and support to anyone who approaches us. You will be heard, be supported, and have your concerns taken seriously.

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. This could be abuse by someone who holds any role at the church or is linked to participating in a church-led activity or group.

If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support. You do not have to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church. Your information will not be shared without your consent unless you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Safe Spaces opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and Sunday from 1pm-5pm (excluding bank holidays, subject to review).

Tel: 0300 303 1056
Email: [email protected]

Other support agencies

The Survivors Trust The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK 

NAPAC – Supporting Recovery From Childhood Abuse

Mind -For information for support around abuse  - Guide to support options for abuse - Mind

Rape Crisis England & Wales

Victims' Code - Victim Support

MACSAS Minister & Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors

Survivors Guide from The Isaiah Journey