As a Samaritans listening volunteer can you contact the law about someone who has admitted to committing a serious crime? What about if they confess to planning to commit a crime in future? If no, how does that make you feel?
If a caller admits a crime, are you as a listening volunteer allowed or expected to be vigilant about it and report?
"We believe that without our promise of keeping everything confidential, people who have the greatest need might never have the courage to trust or speak to us. It is fundamental to our service that no-one outside of Samaritans will know what you've told us – or even that you've been in touch.
We don’t share anything you say, or any personal or contact details, with anyone, including the police, health or social services."