‘Safeguarding Sunday’ 10th October 2021
‘Safeguarding Sunday’ is an ecumenical initiative supported by the Church of England, and this year will be marked on 10th October 2021. This is the chance for local churches to use their regular Sunday service to explore together what safer places look like, and to thank all those working behind the scenes to make our churches safer for all.
Resources are available to support churches in their planning and have been developed by Thirty One Eight (31:8), the specialist safeguarding consultancy. Please visit Safeguarding Sundayor resources including prayers, preaching notes, films and animations, children’s activity sheets, hymns and songs and a safeguarding pledge.
Whether churches are able to give just a few minutes or dedicate their whole service, ‘Safeguarding Sunday’ is a really helpful and important opportunity for churches to show their communities that they take this responsibility seriously; it also recognises the fantastic contribution given to the Church by safeguarding volunteers and the work these volunteers are doing to make Churches welcoming, safe places for all who wish to attend worship or any other aspect of Church life.