Advice and Support

IN AN EMERGENCY

 PHONE 999 for  POLICE or AMBULANCE 

Or your local social Services Department  using these links

 

Interdenominational Protection Panel

You can contact the Office for help or advice about safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults by telephoning 01745 817584 /07957510346 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THIS SIMPLE FLOW CHART OUTLINES THE MAIN STEPS YOU SHOULD TAKE IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL OR SITUATION.  

 Scroll down for many more links and sources of support

 

You can contact the General Secretary of your denomination

 Presbyterian Church of Wales - Rev Meirion Morris 02920627465 meirionThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Baptist Union of Wales - Rev Judith Morris 01267 245660 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Welsh Independents - Rev Dyfrig Rees 01792 795888  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Help and Support 24/7

Childline  0800 1111  link to the website Childline 

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000   link to website  NSPCC helplines 

Welsh Local authority child protection numbers here

HOURGLASS 0808 8088141 ( not 24/7)   (the new name for Action For Elder Abuse)

THIRTY ONE EIGHT  (the new name for Churches Child Protection Advisory Service) 0845 1204550   https://thirtyoneeight.org/about-us/

SAMARITANShttps://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Free helpline 24/7 : 116123     Llinell Cymraeg: 08081640123 (7pm tan 11pm )

 

Help during the Covid-19 Pandemic

This is a time where people are pulling together and showing incredible signs of altruism and care within our communities. It is also a time when people are under increasing strain and are very anxious and our vulnerable groups may be even more at risk of abuse and neglect due to increased isolation and need. Please remember there is help and advice available from many experienced and specialised organisations. There are some sources of support here ttp://paneldiogelwch.org.uk/en/advice-and-support and also the Samaritans are available to offer advice and help to those who are struggling and Childline is  available for children who need help or for those concerned about a childyou can contact  NSPCC helplines 

Useful advice HERE for those working with older people during the covid 19 pandemic including how to respond to concerns.

 

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

https://gov.wales/live-fear-free   -  LIVE CHAT  9am - 9pm

24 hour advice and support: 0808 80 10 800

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New Pathways Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Support Services in Soutth Wales

http://www.newpathways.org.uk/

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre 01286 669267 www.rasawales.org.uk/  offering support to anyone in North Wales who has experienced Sexual Abuse or violence   

Stepping Stones  is a registered charity providing therapeutic services across North Wales to adults who have been sexually abused as children.https://steppingstonesnorthwales.co.uk/

   UK 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline  0808 2000 247            https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/    

 

Bullying 

Bullying is ‘Behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, which is meant to hurt someone physically or emotionally.’

It is a serious and devastating problem for those it affects. Despite work by schools and other services, as well as local, Welsh and UK government initiatives, bullying remains a desperately worrying problem for many. Online spaces and social media continue to provide new tools and opportunities to bully others.

The Welsh Government has developed statutory guidance for schools and has also developed useful information packs for parents and carers. Click the link to access the toolkit accompanying the guidance for more information and guidance. 

The young persons guide is available here and the parents and carers toolkit is available  here

 KIDSCAPE-is a charity that  provides practical support, training, and advice to challenge bullying and protect young lives.

They offer advice  and a helpline for families facing a bullying situation  https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/

  

Help & Support for Survivors and those who have suffered abuse 

MACSAS - Ministry and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors 

MACSAS supports women and men who have been sexually abused as children or adults, by ministers, clergy or others under the guise of the Church. They support those who have remained whin their christian communiites or have left it.

Freephone Helpline  08088 01 03 40  (Wednesday 7-9.30 or Saturdays 9-11am)   www.macsas.org.uk/

THE SURVIVORS TRUST
The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for
130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.
 http://thesurvivorstrust.org/about-tst/ 

 NAPAC (National Association for People abused in Childhood)
Offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.
Support line, free from landlines and mobiles 0808 801 0331  (Mon-Thu10am-9pm  & Fri 10am-6pm) calls will not show on your bill https://napac.org.uk/what-napac-does/

Stepping Stones is a registered charity providing therapeutic services to adults who have been sexually abused as children across North Wales https://steppingstonesnorthwales.co.uk/

The Truth Project was set up for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting.It’s part of theIndependent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) which was set up in 2015 to investigate organisations and institutions that have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. We need to understand the past to help protect children now and in the future.By sharing their experiences, victims and survivors make an important contribution to the work of the Inquiry and their experiences will feed into and influence our findings and recommendations. www.truthproject.org.uk/i-will-be-heard

0800 917 1000 Open weekdays 8am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm.

Calls are free and do not show on your bill

 

   

IN AN EMERGENCY

 CONTACT:  

Police  999  Ambulance 999 Or your local Social Services Department (you can find your local council website through this link)