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Faith Groups

Faith groups and Safeguarding Children

All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding polices and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm.

Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk.

The information and advice on these pages was provided by the Safe Network service which closed on 1 April 2016.

Fore more information on safeguarding and faith setting click here

NSPCC has produced a series of films on how to protect children within religious or faith settings. They are aimed at people working in faith settings and places of worship across the UK, to help them keep children safe, and can be found here

 

New guidance from the NSPCC - 5th June 2017

The NSPCC has published updated editions of two safeguarding publications: Standards and guidance for the voluntary and community sector in England is designed to help non-statutory organisations put in place clear safeguarding arrangements for children, young people and young adults up to the age of 25; and Are they safe?: a safeguarding guide for group leaders in the voluntary and community sector, which provides a range of activities, support or services, from arts activities and hobbies to faith-based education or community work.

Further information: Safeguarding standards and guidance for the voluntary and community sector: working with children, young people and young adults aged 0-25 

Are they safe? A safeguarding guide for group leaders in the voluntary and community sector: working with children and young people aged 0-18

 

News

Updates to National documents

Working Together to Safeguard Children updated July 2018 - click here for updated version

Information Sharing - Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers updated July 2018 - updated version here