A time of prayer, reflection & worship with those affected by abuse. Sunday 10th October - 3rd November 2021. Information and News about Safeguarding Season will be updated regularly
If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the themes explored in this Safeguarding Season please
The Rev’d Canon Dr Benjamin Carter, Chapter Safeguarding Lead: 01228 521857
Jo van Lachterop, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: 07458 016884
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Safe Spaces: 0300 303 1056
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.
More information can be found at:
Survivors Voices: www.survivorsvoices.org
Survivors Voices is a survivor-led organisation that harnesses the expertise of people affected by abuse in order to transform society’s response to trauma and abuse. Survivors Voices also have a special Loudfence page https://survivorsvoices.org/activism/loudfence/
Victim Support: 0300 303 0157
Turning the Spotlight on Family Support
This programme provides extensive support to families or individuals having difficulties in their relationships, experiencing or causing harm and/or abuse. It is run by Victim Support and is open to couples with or without children. If you live in Cumbria, need help and new ways to manage your behaviour, you can access this service.
Women’s Aid 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
The Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
Childline: 0800 11 11
On Sunday 10th October 2021 at our 10.30am Cathedral Eucharist through readings, prayers, preaching and music we will explore the commitments we are making through our Safeguarding Pledge.
Through our Safeguarding Season we will pray for those affected by abuse at our weekly Truth and Justice Eucharist at 12.30pm on Wednesday 13th, 20th and 27th of October and 3rd November.
Through this Safeguarding Season the Chapel of St Mary and St Catherine has been set aside as a place of prayer, reflection and response.
You are very welcome to use the resources there, or simply sit in silence with God.
The Safeguarding Pledge (adopted by Carlisle Cathedral Chapter)
We commit to each share responsibility for creating an environment that is safe for all
We commit to pray for our safeguarding leads and those working with children and adults
We commit to respect the boundaries that are in place to protect others
We commit to support those in our church who have been hurt or abused
We commit to provide on-going safeguarding training for all our workers
We commit to allow sufficient time and resources to make our recruitment of workers safer
We commit to maintaining an open culture where people are encouraged to share concerns
We commit to not take offence when challenged about our presence or behaviour