You can talk to:
- Thirtyone:eight supports Quakers with a helpline 0303 003 11 11 you can ring day or night.
- Your area meeting safeguarding co-ordinator. Their details may be on a poster in your meeting house. You can ask at your Quaker meeting, or use the contact at the foot of this page.
- At your local meeting: the clerk, or Quakers who look after eldership or oversight, or a member of children's committee. They can put you in touch with the area meeting safeguarding co-ordinator.
- Britain Yearly Meeting's lead for safeguarding in local and area meetings
020 7663 1103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At events run by Britain Yearly Meeting: Speak to someone running the event.
- At summer events and link groups: Speak to someone organising the event. These will have their own safeguarding procedures. Link Groups usually use their area meeting's policy.
Friends Southern Summer Events (Junior Gathering and Senior Conference)
Friends Summer School
Northern Young Friends Summer Shindig
Yorkshire Friends Holiday School
- Other Quaker organisations are independent bodies. Contact them directly. These include Quaker schools, Woodbrooke, The Retreat, Claridge House, Charney Manor, and others.
You can talk to:
Thirtyone:eight - supports Quakers with a helpline 0303 003 11 11 you can ring day or night.
We also have a Listening Service when adult survivors of abuse can talk about sensitive issues in detail and in confidence with a sensitive listener.
NHS.uk - I'm worried about someone who may be experiencing abuse or neglect – what should I do?
I think I am being abused or neglected – what can I do?
Parents Protect - We help parents and carers to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation
Stop it Now! - A child sexual abuse prevention campaign and Helpline.
Action on Elder Abuse - We work to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults
Age Concern UK - Sometimes you may feel at risk, or are concerned about another person. If this happens there are people you can speak to and there is help available.
If you think someone is in immediate danger
Don't delay – call the police on 999, or call NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, straight away.
If someone tells you about abuse
At events run by Britain Yearly Meeting, you can use the BYM disclosure procedures and guidance.
At other Quaker events or organisations, use their procedures. You can use the advice below, and speak to someone running the event.
A child: advice from NSPCC
An adult: advice from Action on Elder Abuse