You will no doubt have heard on the news concerns about an increase in Domestic Violence due to the current situation with COVID-19, with particular regards to people being indoors with each other far longer than normal. People living in enforced close proximity will lead to increased tensions in some cases. Although it’s something we would like to hope is not too prevalent within our parishes, unfortunately there are likely to be families and partnerships who are in challenging, and in some cases abusive and or violent relationships.
Here are some useful helplines:
WomansAid - National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
The mix – Advice for the under 25yrs. – 0808 808 4994
Advice for Male Victims of Domestic Violence - 0808 8801 0327
Childline – Deals with a vast variety of children concerns including Domestic Violence. 0800 1111
The parishes of St Pius Xth and Sacred Heart recognises and follows the CSAS (Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service ) policies and procedures: https://www.csas.uk.net/
Find out how by contacting us at:
The Parish Office
c/o St Pius X Catholic Church
Bristol BS13 9AB
Open: Mon - Fri 09:30-14:30
Tel: 0117 9646922
Out of hours: 0772 9833 779
Or use our online contact form.