Liberal Judaism is not currently able to offer either an emergency or 24 hr response. If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you.

Liberal Judaism and LJY-Netzer take all reports of abuse within their services, whether current or historic, seriously and will immediately enact our safeguarding policy and contact the relevant authorities as appropriate. If your concern is regarding a Liberal Judaism synagogue or their members of staff you should contact their safeguarding officer directly. If you do not feel able to do so, please contact Liberal Judaism and we will support you as appropriate.

The Liberal Judaism Rabbinic team are always available to provide pastoral support. However the organisations below (listed alphabetically) are experts in offering support to victims of abuse. These agencies that are available to assist either on a 24 hour basis or through specialist helplines and services (this is not an exhaustive list):

Helpline providing support for help and advice on all aspects of elder abuse.

Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (calls are free, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)

They offer advice to professional, parents, carers and family members on issues relating to  the protection of disabled children and vulnerable adults.

Contact Number: 0115 9515 400 ( Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

They work towards eradicating the sexual abuse of children; part of UK policing helping to track and find offenders.


A helpline for children or young people who are worried about anything and would like to talk to someone.

0800 11 11 (calls are free and the helpline is open 24 hours)

They provide support for all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

Helpline: 0800 980 1958

They provide support to adults who have been abused in any way as children.

Telephone support: 0808 801 0331
Email support:

A helpline for those experiencing domestic abuse.

Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (calls are free and the helpline is open 24 hours)

A helpline for people worried about a child.

Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (calls are free and the helpline is open 24 hours)

They provide support to women and girls who have experienced sexual trauma.

Telephone support: 0808 802 9999 (12am-2.30pm & 7-9.30pm)

Rape Crisis have branches all over the UK.  Please check their website for your nearest branch.

It provides support services for adult victims of trafficking and modern slavery.

Helpline: 0300 303 8151 ( 24 hours)

24 hour support for those who are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Helpline: 116 123 (UK & ROI)
Text: 07725 90 90 90

It campaigns to stop child sexual abuse by encouraging abusers and potential abusers to seek help and by giving adults the information they need to protect children effectively.

Helpline: 0808 1000 900

They provide help and support for survivors of sexual abuse.


They provide support to men who have experienced sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or rape.

Telephone support: 01788 550554
Email support:
Twitter: @survivorstrust

It provides counselling and support for domestic or sexual violence, FGM and trafficking.

Helpline: 0808 801 0660 (Mon-Fri 10am-12pm, Mon-Fri 2.30-4.30 pm, Tues-Thursday 6.30-9pm , Saturday 10am-1pm)


The Liberal Judaism and LJY-Netzer safeguarding officers can be contacted by phone at 020 7580 1663.

You can also email them by clicking on the buttons below.

Rabbi Danny Rich
Senior Rabbi & Executive Director

Shelley Shocolinsky-Dwyer
Operations Director

Becca Fetterman
Director of Youth, Students & Young Adults

Statement of Safeguarding Principles
Reporting Concerns
LJY-Netzer’s Safeguarding Policy