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 takes place on 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:
- You can visit this special website page Safeguarding Sunday (panel.cymru) for more information and download our resources in Welsh or English from mid September 2022 or get in touch with us if you would like more information or advice.
- You can register with thirtyoneeight.org and download a free resource pack to help you to plan the event, including a range of activities for children.
- 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.”