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.
Although the churches have funded the service, it is run independently by the charity Victim Support, who are one of the leading charities providing specialist support to survivors of abuse in England and Wales.
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 Evaluation
Rocket Science, an independent research and evaluation organisation, has been commissioned by Safe Spaces England and Wales to evaluate the Safe Spaces service.
One of the aims of the evaluation is to understand the impact of the service for those who have accessed it.
You can find more information about the evaluation here:
However, if you are currently being supported by Safe Spaces or have previously been in contact with the service, they would like to hear about your experience.
An on-line survey is available here: https://www.research.net/r/HHSJW7W