If you prefer not to talk to us at this time…
We totally understand this. It can take time to feel comfortable to talk about abuse and only you will know when the time is right. When you do make contact, we’ll be here to listen and support you. You may prefer never to talk directly to members of the Ampleforth safeguarding team of the community. There are a number of other organisations that provide support, advice and guidance to survivors and victims of abuse.
If you would prefer not to speak to someone at Ampleforth Abbey, please contact Survive York on 0808 145 1890 or 01904 638813. They have trained counsellors available to talk to you in complete confidence. Survive offers specialist counselling and support work to adults, including adults that have a link to Ampleforth Abbey who have experienced sexual trauma - the term we use to describe the long term effects of sexual violence
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 of England and Wales or the Church in Wales.