Taizé-Rostock | Safeguarding

How can I report an incident?


If you witness a situation involving sexual abuse, violence of any kind, an attack on a person’s integrity or are yourself subjected to one, we would like to encourage you to speak up about it. Telling the appropriate people that something is troubling you can be a first step also towards protecting others. You will find people at the following addresses who can listen, offer advice and support and take the next steps.

1) Contact the European Meeting’s safeguarding team
Sabine Schubert on +49 1622 169 147
or Benedict Schubert +49 1525 203 57 41
or equally via the info point at the HanseMesse.

2) If you witness an incident, involve the person concerned and, if applicable, group leaders as well.

3) Do not take any measures in relation to persons against whom the allegations are made. The decision on how to proceed is made jointly with the safeguarding team and in consultation with the person concerned. If necessary, their legal guardian will be involved.

4) Please note down any indicators that can help to identify the person against whom the allegations are made: Place of origin, address of accommodation in Rostock, vehicle registration number, etc.

5) The same procedure applies to excessive alcohol or drug consumption.

6) If you learn of an incident only after the meeting in Rostock or were yourself affected, please contact the team appointed by the Community via the email address protection taize.fr. In addition, victim protection associations are available in the various countries. In Germany, a helpline exists, for example, for the independent delegate for questions of sexual abuse on 0800 22 55 530. In the UK, for example, there is the NSPCC’s Childline service; +44 (0)808 800 5000. In the US call +1-800-422-4453 to reach the ChildHelp hotline.