The Diocese of Plymouth recently held a LOUDfence at Christ the King church in Plymouth between the 15th and 17th of February. A LOUDfence is a visible display of support and solidarity with those who have been affected by abuse. We want to show survivors of abuse that we hear you, we believe you and that we are here to support you. Visitors to the fence were encouraged to tie a ribbon to the fence or church railings, which could also include a message of support.
To read a full overview of the event please click HERE
If you have been affected by abuse and would like some help or support you can contact the Safeguarding Office on 01364 645430 (Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org You can also find the contact details for local and national support organisations on our website: https://www.plymouth-diocese.org.uk/the-diocese/how-we-work/vicariate-for-safeguarding-and-pastoral-care/help-and-support-for-victims-and-survivors/
We are also very interested in speaking to survivors so that we can involve them in the work we are doing in safeguarding. We would like to form a survivor’s advisory group so that we can seek survivor’s guidance and help. Members of the group would have the opportunity to provide input and feedback on safeguarding policies and initiatives, and would work together with the diocese to help create support and services to meet the needs of survivors. If you would be interested in participating in this, or you would like to find out more about the work we are doing, please contact Sophie Scagell (Survivor Support Caseworker) on 01364 645436 or email@example.com