The English Church Heidelberg
Part of the Anglican Diocese in Europe


Our Safeguarding Officer is Petrina Ratty
Tel: 06222 52748, Email:
Please feel free to contact her or the Revd John Newsome, the chaplain, if you wish to discuss any aspect of safeguarding.

Should you wish to contact the Diocese of Europe Safeguarding Team directly their Contact Details are:

Safeguarding Adviser: Grace Fagan
Phone: 44 (0) 207 898 1163

Confidential Reporting Line: For all urgent and non-urgent enquiries between Monday and Friday from 9:00 – 5:00
Phone: 44 (0) 207 898 1168

Out of hours Safeguarding Helpline: For confidential advice, guidance and support
Phone: 44 (0) 303 003 1111

General Enquiries:
Phone: 44 (0) 207 898 1150


The Church of England offers several on-line courses for anyone who is interested. You will need to make and account and sign-in. Course titles include:

  • Basic Awareness
  • Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
You can find the course on the Church of England Website.

Resources within Germany and the Heidelberg area

In Germany the round table on sexual misconduct (Runder Tisch „Sexueller Kindesmissbrauch“) recommends in their guidelines (Leitlinien zur Einschaltung der Strafverfolgungsbehörden) that law enforcement authorities be informed when there is evidence of an offence under section 13 of the Criminal Code (‘Crimes against sexual self-determination’).

The police station responsible for our church  is: Polizeirevier Heidelberg-Mitte · Römerstr. 2-4, Heidelberg    06221 990

The national helpline (0800 22 555 30) is available for all affected by sexual violence, whether it be the individual themself, relatives, professionals or any interested party. It is a point of contact for people seeking relief, counseling, support, advice, or information. Help is also available from the following organizations:

For violence against women and children:

For violence against men:

The following document is a commitment by our Chaplaincy Council in the matters of Safeguarding.