Congregational Federation will join thousands of other churches in UK to take part in Safeguarding Sunday on 20 November, a national campaign to raise awareness of protecting vulnerable children and adults. It is organised by Christian safeguarding charity thirtyoneeight.org whose mission is to “employ every means to keep vulnerable people safe, heard and noticed”, and focuses on advocacy, defending their rights, and to dignify the destitute. Church workers can register to download a free resource pack, which includes child-friendly activities to help them to understand that their voice matters and will be heard.
Justin Humphreys, Joint Chief Executive at Thirtyone:eight, said, “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.”