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sunday_saes.jpgThis year, the Interdenominational Safeguarding Panel, is encouraging you to join thousands of churches across the UK to highlight the importance of protecting vulnerable people as part of Safeguarding Sunday, an awareness-raising campaign initiated by the Christian safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight
 This year’s Safeguarding Sunday is 20th November, (coinciding with the start of National Safeguarding Adults Week 21–27 November). If you can’t make that date, why not choose another Sunday, or use part of a service to raise awareness of safeguarding in your church. Last year, more than 2,000 churches took part in the event, with this year looking to be bigger than ever. 

How to get involved:

  1. You can download our order of service in English or Welsh .
  2. Please make sure you also download our short 31/2 minute safeguarding film here  Please dont hesitate to get in touch  if you have any queries or for more information. 
  3. You can register with and download a free resource pack to help you to plan the event, including some  activities for children and also some Welsh resources. 
  4. You can also access Thirty one eight's  safeguarding Sunday prayer video. This is the first time that so many churches form across the UK have come together to create a video for Safeguarding Sunday. 
  5. We would love to know if you are planning to take part in any Safeguarding Sunday activities.  Please drop us a line to let us know:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. It will make our day!


Justin Humphreys, Joint Chief Executive at Thirtyone:eight, said: 

“While we can’t and shouldn’t ignore abuse that has happened within the Church, of which there has been plenty of media coverage, Safeguarding Sunday is a chance to shine a light on what so many churches are doing to make places of worship safer. We mustn’t forget that protecting vulnerable people is at the heart of the Christian message of justice and hope. I want to thank everyone who is doing this vital ongoing work and taking part in this year’s campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in their church and community.”



Safeguarding Sunday 2022 - The Baptist Union of Wales (