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Roundup of some current Government Initiatives and Campaigns

Victims Bill consultation – deadline 3 February 

The Justice Secretary set out plans for a first ever Victims’ Law that would guarantee greater consultation with victims during the criminal justice process, to ensure their voices are properly heard.

The Victims Bill consultation will consider how we can make concrete improvements to victims’ experience of and confidence in the criminal justice system, and their support. You can respond to the consultation online.

Campaign Materials

The government is running a number of campaigns for vulnerable audiences. We would be grateful if you could share campaign materials and messaging on your channels, and with your networks.

  • Stop Abuse Together aims to empower parents and carers to take steps to help keep the children in their life safe. Please find attached a digital toolkit for the campaign. All children have a right to be safe from sexual abuse, and we all have a role to play in keeping them safe. Let’s #StopAbuseTogether.
  • #YouAreNotAlone aims to raise awareness and signpost to information and support available for victims, family/friends and perpetrators of domestic abuse.
  • The Ask for Ani scheme is operating in independent, Boots and Superdrug pharmacies. Posters and social media assets are available to download. For more information, materials or to provide feedback, please email [email protected].
  • The Community Safeguarding Leaflet contains information and guidance for those who are still operating in communities to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect. The guidance covers signs to spot and what to do if there is a concern.

Stakeholder News and Campaigns

Launch of Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and the Marie Collins Foundation launched a new Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service. This service aims to provide advice to a range of professionals across England, who encounter developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviour among the children and young people they are working with. The Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service has been funded by the Home Office and developed in collaboration with the Department for Education, and is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm on 0344 225 0623 or [email protected].

End-to-End Encryption (No Place to Hide) campaign launches

Barnardo’s, Marie Collins Foundation, Stop It Now! And SafeToNet launched the End-to-End Encryption Campaign with support from Government. The campaign aims to inform public opinion on the issue of end-to-end encryption and the implications for children’s safety online, putting pressure on social media companies to put child safety at the centre of their designs. End-to-end encryption, without adequate safety protections, poses a fundamental challenge to our efforts to protect children online.

Domestic Abuse Commissioner survivor survey on domestic abuse Services: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 14 February 

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner has launched a national mapping survey aimed at 2.3m domestic abuse victims across England & Wales. It intends to be a comprehensive survey of all victims is first step in ending the ‘postcode lottery’ of services. The survey is for anyone aged over 16 who used or thought about using domestic abuse services in the last three years and closes on the 14 February 2022.

Victim’s Commissioner: Survey of Victims of Online Harms – deadline 20 February 

The Victims’ Commissioner has today launched a new survey of victims of so-called ‘online harms’ in England and Wales. The survey seeks to better understand the lived experience of victims of online abusive and harmful behaviours.

The survey is open to all victims of any form of online abuse and harassment. It explores the prevalence of different types of online abuse, the impact these have on the victim, and the reporting behaviours of victims. The results and findings will be published on the Victims’ Commissioner website with a view to putting forward the victim perspective and informing public debate, as the Online Safety Bill progresses through Parliament.

Ship Shape Job Vacancy

COMMUNITY FOOD WORKER VACANCY   16 hours per week (0.6fta )

We are Hiring! ShipShape Community Hub has an exciting opportunity that has arisen for a Community Food Worker to join our dynamic and friendly community team here at ShipShape.

Closing date: Friday 11th February 1pm.

For more information and application form please email Iram at [email protected]

Safe Spaces opening times during Festive Season

Please note the opening times for Safe Spaces during the Christmas and New Year period.  Can you please ensure that the information is provided on your websites.

Friday 24th – 10 – 4

Saturday 25th – closed

Sunday 26th – Closed

Monday 27th – Closed

Tuesday 28th – Closed

Wednesday 29th – 10-6

Thursday 30th – 12-8

Friday 31st – 10-4

Saturday 1st – closed

Sunday 2nd – closed

Monday 3rd – closed

Tuesday 4th Back to normal.

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A non-exhaustive list of statutory and support services available within Hallam Diocese and nationally, for more information regarding any of the services contact the Hallam Safeguarding Team on 0114 2566453. Please note call charges may apply to the telephone lines provided.


In an emergency or when a crime is ongoing call 999 immediately.

For less urgent enquiries or to report a crime which has already occurred call the police on 101.

Adult Social Care

Barnsley Adult Social Care 01226 773300

Derbyshire Adult Social Care 01629 533190 urgent out of hours 01629 532600

Doncaster Adults Safeguarding; [email protected], 01302 737063, Urgent Out of Hours 01302 796000, Deaf SMS/Text- 0797 903 1116.

Nottinghamshire Adult Safeguarding 0300 500 80 80 urgent out of hours 0300 456 4546

Sheffield Adults [email protected] or 0114 273 4908

Children’s Social Care

Barnsley Children’s Assessment Team; 01226 772423 or urgent out of hours; 01226 787789

Derbyshire Children’s Services 01629 533190, out of hours and emergency 01629 532600, also a text service; 86555.

Doncaster Children’s Services 01302 734100 or urgent out of hours 01302 737391

Nottinghamshire Children’s and Families Direct 0115 876 4800

Rotherham Safeguarding Children Operational Service Unit 01709 823 914

Rotherham Children’s Services urgent out of hours 01709 336 080

Sheffield Safeguarding Hub 0114 273 4855.

Child Support Lines

Childline 0800 1111 (Under 18’s)

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Counselling Services

Bereavement, CRUSE 0808 808 1677

Hallam Caring Services- Diocesan Counselling Service- 0114 256 6407


Dementia UK 0800 888 6678

National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 11 22

Domestic Abuse


National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327

Respect (for perpetrators) 0808 802 4040

Broken Rainbow UK (LGBT Service) 0800 999 5428

FGH 0800 028 3550



Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service 0114 2493920

Sheffield Domestic Abuse helpline (including support for men) 0808 8082241

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Outreach Service (including support for men) 0114 2706999

Victim Support (including domestic abuse service for men) 0114 2758411

Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service 0114 2752157

National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline 0800 9995428

NSPCC Young People’s Centre 0114 2289200

Social Care Service (24 hours) 0114 2734855



Doncaster Council Advice and Homelessness 01302 862043

Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling 01302 360421

Doncaster Victim Support 01302 365531

Doncaster Independent Domestic Violence Advocates 01302 737080



Barnsley Independent Domestic Abuse Service 03000 110110

Victim Support 01226 243761

Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Helpline BSARCH 01226 298560



Rotherham Rise 01709 912423

Victim Support 01709 361076

Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service 01709 823196

Rotherham Women’s Counselling Service 01709 835482

Youth Start (13-19 year olds) 01709 25526

Apna Haq- (Support for women from the BAME Community) 07824 767170



Derbyshire Domestic Abuse 24hr Helpline 0800 0198 668

The Elm Foundation 01246 540464



Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service NIDAS – 01623 683250

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid 24hr Helpline- 0808 800 0340


Shelter (Homelessness) 0808 800 4444

Young Women’s Housing Project (For women aged 16-25) 0114 2680580

St Wilfrid’s Centre 0114 255 5720

Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Karma Nirvana 0800 5999 247

Ashiana Sheffield 0114 255 5740

Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Helpline –0800 0121 700

Learning Disability

Mencap Learning Disability Helpine 0808 808 1111

Respond (Survivors of abuse with learning disabilities) 0207 383 0700

Mental Health

MIND- 0300 123 3393 [email protected] Text: 86463

NHS Helpline 111

NHS Sheffield Mental Health Single Access Point- 0114 2263636

Rethink 0300 5000 927

Samaritans- Free phone: 116 123


Citizens advice 0344 411 1444

Money Advice Service 0800 138 7777

Rape & Sexual Abuse

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor ISVA 03000 110 110

Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre- 0808 8020013

Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (DRASACS)- 01302 360421

Sheffield Rape Crisis (SRASAC)- 0808 802 0013

Survivors of Sexual Abuse

SurvivorsUK (Male Survivors of Abuse) Whatsapp 07491 816064 or SMS 020 33221860 or online chat

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 0808 801 0331

The Survivors Trust – 08088 010818

Ministers and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors-08088 010340

Survivors Advisory Panel – to be updated

Respond (Survivors of abuse with learning disabilities) 0207 383 0700

Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors (Nottingham) 0115 8240314

Perpetrators of Abuse

Stop it Now Confidential Helpline- 0808 1000 900


National Stalking Helpline/Suzy Lamplugh Trust 0808 802 0300

Substance Misuse

FRANK 0300 1236600

Drugwise 0800 002200

Drinkline 0300 123 1110

DrugFAM (For families affected by drug/alcohol abuse) 0300 888 3853

National Association for Children of Alcoholics 0800 358 3456

Release 020 7324 2989

Support for Older People

Action on elder abuse 080 8808 8141

Age UK 0800 678 1602

Independent Age 0800 319 6789

Victim Support 0808 5062780

Launch of Safe Spaces

I am very pleased to announce the launch of a new service dedicated to the support and accompaniment of those who have suffered abuse within the Church, which will complement the existing support services within the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Safe Spaces, a joint Catholic/Anglican initiative, is the fruit of an ongoing collaboration between the churches who wish to reach out to and support those who have experienced such abuse. The charity Victim Support (VS) will independently manage the project with the aim of offering help to anyone who may have experienced trauma in the context of church activity. Their experience in offering support to victims of abuse, support which not only puts victims first but which is also informed by their experience, is a great step in helping us to hear and respond in a more concrete way to their needs.

Bishop Paul Mason, Lead Bishop for Safeguarding

Please click on the link below for more information…….

Safe Spaces Briefing Paper – Final – 29.09.20

If for any reason you think this service would be helpful to you, please contact the Safeguarding Coordinator, Marie O’Donnelly on 01142566454 / 07909117964 [email protected], who will be able to make a confidential referral for you and can further discuss any additional support needs.



Carers UK Helpline 0800 808 7777

St Vincent De Pauls (National) 020 7703 3030

Anti-Terrorism Hotline 0800 789 321

Parent Line 0808 800 2222