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Safeguarding  Sunday 2023 is on 19/11/23 

This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about safeguarding in your local church in a positive and friendly manner. 

sgroll down for this years service and resources

Here are just some of the benefits of holding a service...

This is from the thirtyone eight promo video.  

Last year churches who took part reported:

  • better positive awareness of safeguarding among church members increased numbers of people feeling able to talk about their abuse for the first time .
  • additional people volunteering for safeguarding and children's and youth work roles .
  • more people completing safeguarding training and criminal record checks
  • more  safeguarding leads feeling supported in their role by the church

So why not organise a safeguarding service this year?

Keep Sunday November 19th 2023 free or choose another date to focus on safeguarding. 



Here is our new Safeguarding Sunday 2023 service for you to download.

version of the service included below - now includes the NEW safeguarding prayer film 


We are grateful to Ifan Alun Puw , Llanuwchllyn for preparing this service for us. 

SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY PRAYER - Here is our new film for Safeguarding Sunday 2023 (A link  to the film and a transcript of the prayer is also included in the service notes above)  Many thanks to Robin Samuel for writing this prayer and Rhodri Darcy for producing it. And of course a big thank you to all who took part - especially the Panel's volunteer trainers!

ITS AVAILABLE HERE :Prayer for Safeguarding Sunday - YouTube


 (If you didn't hold a service last year, our 2022 film and service are still available to use as well - scroll down for details)

Why not register with Thirty one eight  Safeguarding Sunday | Thirtyone:eight ( now? 

You can access their full range of excellent Safeguarding Sunday resources and activities including lots of childrens activities.

See the thirtyone eight promo video here 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:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  It will make our day!

Click on the picture below to download the flyer.


If you missed last year's date you don't have to wait until November 2023. You can use the resources or film below from 2022 to raise awareness about safeguarding in your local church now. Here's some feedback from a 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."


The panel will be adding some new bilingual resources for 2023 soon but you can also register with Thirty one eight     Safeguarding Sunday | Thirtyone:eight ( now to access their full range of resources and safeguarding Sunday activities . 



Safeguarding Sunday 2022 -  20th November 2022

 This 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. 


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 (