10 October is Safeguarding Sunday. It is a great opportunity to highlight that protecting vulnerable people is at the heart of the Christian message and to explore what safer places look like.
Bishop Jonathan Gibbs, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop said recently:
"Whether churches can give just a few minutes or dedicate their whole service, Safeguarding Sunday is a really helpful and important way of focusing on all the work that goes on 365 days a year in our churches to make them safe places."
"From our children’s and young people’s activities to clubs for the elderly and foodbanks, our churches are involved in every community. Protecting vulnerable people is at the heart of the Christian message."
"Safeguarding Sunday is all about creating an opportunity for churches to show their communities that they take this responsibility seriously"
If you are interested in taking part, please visit the thirtyone:eight website where you can download free resources, including prayers and videos: