Ampleforth Abbey has contacted the charity, ‘ Survive’ to set up a dedicated support line for victims who suffered abuse at Ampleforth and Ealing Abbey College.
‘Survive’ was set up in 1990 to offer free and confidential support for victims of abuse. The charity has been live since November for victims that suffered abuse at schools that were under investigation in North Yorkshire. Survive are running the helpline alongside the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
The support line is run by trained staff from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The helpline is due to run till the end of March and offers one to one and group counselling sessions as well as its own helpline and the new helpline.
Dani Wardman, from the charity, said:
“It is a significant step that Ampleforth and now Ealing have recognised the importance of providing support to those who have suffered sexual abuse under their care. Survive are here to support survivors of sexual violence and we really hope those who have experienced this at Ampleforth or Ealing know they can give us a call.”
Ampleforth Abbey contacted ‘Survive’ to set up the helpline, but victims who wish to speak to the Abbey can also phone Mick Walker, safeguarding coordinator, on 01439 766013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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