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Safeguarding Support

Safeguarding Support

Helplines and Support Agencies

Click on the following link for National and Local Helplines and Support Agencies

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a free and independent service supporting victims and survivors of church-related abuse, of any form, however long ago. Victims and survivors do not have to have told the police, church authorities or still be involved with the church.

Although the service is funded by the Church of England, together with the Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church in Wales, it is being run independently by the charity First Light, who have over 25 years’ experience supporting those who have experienced or are experiencing sexual abuse or domestic violence, including church-related abuse.

The helpline is open 09:00-21:00 Monday to Friday; 09:00-13:00 Saturday; and 13:00-17:00 on Sundays.

Telephone: 0300 303 1056 Email:

Safe Spaces Information Poster Download

Free Home Fire Safety Visits

Free home fire and safety visits (Safe and Well Visits) are available from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, to support vulnerable people to ensure they are protected from fire risks. For eligibility criteria, to make a referral or to download a safer home booklet, see the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service Website. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have published a poster, raising awareness of fire risks and Safe and Well Visits, which can be downloaded here:

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service Fire Risks Poster Download

Child or Adolescent to Parent Violence Support

For parents or carers who feel at risk from violence or threats of violence from children or young people under their care.

Information from the Police and Crime Commissioner detailing service arrangements and contact details for Child or Adolescent to Parent Violence (CPV/APV) interventions across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

Adolescent to Parent Violence Support Document Download

Supporting Adolescents Toolkit

This toolkit contains information and support for Parents and Carers on a range of topics that can affect pre-teens and teenagers as they journey into adulthood. The Supporting Adolescents Toolkit was produced by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (LSCP) and designed in collaboration with parents and carers.