Reporting an Incident

To report misconduct committed by a Clergy Person:

Information regarding offenses is reported to Intake Officers, designated by the Bishop. Notify an Intake Officer by phone, e-mail, or letter. The Intake Officers are listed below. We recommend contacting the intake officer closest to you, but ultimately the the person reporting can contact any of the four intake officers he or she chooses.

The Rev. Sven vanBaars
E-mail:
rector@abingdonchurch.org
Business Phone: 804-693-3035
Cell Phone: 804-815-7692 
Location: Middle Peninsula

The Rev. Caroline Parkinson
E-mail: csp@activated.com
Business Phone:  804-232-6867
Cell Phone:  540-270-0879
Location: Richmond Area

The Rev. Dr. Ann Willms
E-mail: abwillms@gmail.com
Business Phone: 434-295-2156
Cell Phone: 434-987-0211
Location: Charlottesville Area

The Rev. Jackie Thomson
E-mail: jackiethomson@verizon.com
Business Phone: 703-536-6606
Cell Phone: 703-961-1129
Location: Northern Virginia

Please note that the Title IV Canons address offences by clergy. To report an alleged offence by a lay person, please contact the Rev. Canon Pat Wingo (800-DIOCESE x1024).

All suspected child abuse or sexual misconduct must be reported to Child Protective Services. Call the statewide toll-free hotline 800-552-7096 to make the initial report. Or call the local Social Services office.

In reporting to Child Protective Services, it is helpful for the reporter to provide as much of the following as possible: the name and address of the child and the parent or person responsible for his/her care; the child’s age, sex and race; a description of the alleged abuse and neglect including how long it may have been happening; the name of the school the child attends; the names of other people, especially children, in the home; the reporter’s relationship to the child. Do report even if you are unable to provide all of the information. The person reporting abuse to Child Protective Services is not required to give his or her name.

If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult over age 60, or an incapacitated adult over the age of 18, call the Adult Protective Services hotline of the Virginia Department of Social Services at 888-832-3858.

To report misconduct committed by a lay person:

Notify the rector or other clergy person on staff of the lay person’s church or of the church of the offended person. The clergy person should then call the office of the bishop or the office of the canon to the ordinary at 800-DIOCESE.

All suspected child abuse or sexual misconduct must also be reported to Child Protective Services. Call the statewide toll-free hotline 800-552-7096 to make the initial report. Or call the local Social Services office.

In reporting to Child Protective Services, it is helpful for the reporter to provide as much of the following as possible: the name and address of the child and the parent or person responsible for his/her care; the child’s age, sex and race; a description of the alleged abuse and neglect including how long it may have been happening; the name of the school the child attends; the names of other people, especially children, in the home; the reporter’s relationship to the child. Do report even if you are unable to provide all of the information. The person reporting abuse to Child Protective Services is not required to give his or her name.

If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult over age 60, or an incapacitated adult over the age of 18, call the Adult Protective Services hotline of the Virginia Department of Social Services at 888-832-3858.

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