If you have any concerns about safeguarding in the church, please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Wendy Nugent (phone: 024 7667 9700 email: or the Coventry Diocese Safeguarding Team, which is led by Sarah Price (phone: 024 7652 1345, email:

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team also has a 24-hour phone service: 024 7652 1345, and you can find out more about safeguarding arrangements throughout the Diocese on the Diocesan Safeguarding pages.

St Mary Magdalen has adopted promoting-a-safer-church as its safeguarding policy.

Additional Safeguarding Support

Depending on your particular concern, you may find the following organisations are able to help you:

Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

Childline: call 0800 1111

Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre: CRASAC is a telephone helpline and counselling service for victims and survivors of sexual violence. The helpline is  024 7627 7777 and is open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and Monday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.

MACSAS: MACSAS (Minister & Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors) provide support for women and men who have been sexually abused as children or adults by ministers, clergy or others under the guise of the Church.

Mencap: supporting people with learning disability 0808 808 1111

NAPAC (National Association of People Abused in Childhood): NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all type of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

NSPCC: helpline for adults concerned about a child – call 0808 800 5000

Rape or Sexual Abuse Support (RoSA): RoSA is an independent charity offering Free confidential support for anyone who has experienced the trauma of rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence. They work throughout Warwickshire supporting women, men, young people and children from age 5.

Respect Men’s Advice Line: a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. 0808 8010327

Safeline: Safeline is a specialised charity working to prevent sexual abuse and to support those affected in their recovery.

Safe Spaces: a joint Anglican and Catholic Church project to provide support to survivors of church-related abuse.

Stop it Now! : the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused

Voice UK: a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable people who have experienced crime or abuse.  Their helpline is 0808 802 8686

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