Safeguarding Sunday 2023 is on 19/11/23
If you missed last year's date you don't have to wait until November 2023.
Why not use the resources or film below to raise awareness about safeguarding in your local church before then?
Here's some feedback from one church who used the film last year:
"We appreciated the opportunity to use the film prepared by the Panel for Safeguarding Sunday . It was a very convenient way to emphasise the importance of safeguarding within the church, and the fact that it was in film form raised the profile of safeguarding in a more effective way than would have possible coming verbally from a church leader."
New resources for 2023 be added here later on in the year.
Safeguarding Sunday 2022 - 20th November 2022This 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
How to get involved:
- You can download our order of service in English or Welsh .
- 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.
- You can register with thirtyoneeight.org and download a free resource pack to help you to plan the event, including some activities for children and also some Welsh resources.
- 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.
- 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:
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 (buw.wales)