UK churches are being invited to unite in prayer to mark Safeguarding Sunday (20 November 2022) and ask God’s help in becoming a safer place for all.
For the first time, church leaders and Safeguarding leads from 24 denominations and groups across the UK have come together ahead of Safeguarding Sunday.
A short film, which will be played in thousands of churches up and down the country on Sunday 20 November when they mark Safeguarding Sunday and share what they are doing to make their places of worship safer. Non-digital resources are also included in the materials being provided free of charge to churches. More details below.
Safeguarding Sunday is an annual awareness-raising campaign coordinated by the charity Thirtyone:eight to give churches an opportunity to show their communities that they take their safeguarding responsibility seriously and to explore together as a church what safer places look like.
The video for Safeguarding Sunday has been released by the Church of England and includes a contribution from the Bishop of Bristol, Viv Faull, one of the Church of England’s deputy lead safeguarding bishops, and a former Dean of Leicester. It has been coordinated and funded by the Independent Christian Safeguarding Charity Thirtyone:eight,
Churches find all the Safeguarding Sunday resources and register to take part for free at: thirtyoneeight.org/safeguardingsunday
The theme of the campaign this year is: “One Church, One Day, One message: Protecting Vulnerable People. Together.”
The Bishop of Birkenhead, Julie Conalty, also a deputy lead safeguarding bishop, has filmed a video reflection for Safeguarding Sunday which will be released nearer to November 20.