Support for Survivors
The PCR2 had a key focus on listening to survivors who wanted to come forward. The Church was criticised for not including their voices in the original PCR in 2007 so it was important for us to get this right. Consultation with and advice from survivors of abuse within the church, alongside advice from trauma-informed professionals, was central to the discharge of PCR2.
Within the Diocese of London, we worked in partnership with two survivor organisations; NAPAC and Victim Support to offer support to anyone who had previously experienced any church related abuse. We developed our survivor strategy, which will be added to and strengthened.
Anybody who would like to give information or make disclosures about church-related abuse in the Diocese of London can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 020 3837 1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church of England has also provided further help for survivors. Please view this document.
You can also contact the Truth Project which offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences and be heard with respect. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The Inquiry was set up because of serious concerns that some organisations have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. Over 4,000 people have already come forward to the Truth Project.
Listening to your experiences and suggestions helps us recommend changes to protect everyone from abuse, now and in the future.