Our support for survivors and victims

We aim to provide caring, practical and helpful support for all victims and survivors

Our support for survivors and victims
Reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing. Liverpool Diocese aims to deal with any contact made by a survivor/victim of abuse in a church related context with empathy and integrity. 
Finding support
Please contact:  
Catriona Richardson, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
0151 705 2153 or 07887 510946  
catriona.richardson@liverpool.anglican.org

Andy Holmes,  Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
0151 705 2148  or 07940 378139
andy.holmes@liverpool.anglican.org


The Safeguarding Team are not available 24 hours a day. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
Finding an Authorised Listener
We have specially trained Listeners available to support those who have been affected by abuse in a church context. When we are supporting someone who comes forward with a report of abuse we will usually offer them access to an Authorised Listener.

To find out more or to request a listener contact:-

Catriona Richardson, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
0151 705 2153 or 07887 510946  
catriona.richardson@liverpool.anglican.org