SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH – GUIDANCE ON THE PASTORAL CARE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BOTH PAST AND PRESENT

https://www.scotland.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Guidance-on-the-Pastoral-Care-for-Survivors-of-Sexual-Abuse.pdf

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This guidance is for those at all levels of church life who might be involved in or responsible for pastoral ministry and the provision of care, whether within or from the local church, diocese or at national level. This includes those providing ministry and pastoral care in schools, hospitals, prisons and further education. Some of those who read these guidelines will be adult survivors of sexual abuse
or know someone who is a survivor. Others may have little or no previous understanding of the issues relating to sexual abuse. People’s experiences of abuse, the impact it makes and the responses to this vary and this guidance will not provide all of the answers but it might assist in the process of understanding and supporting those who have experienced abuse. It is through an increased awareness of the issues for survivors of abuse that we will move towards our churches being safer and more inclusive places.

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