Safeguarding services: helping churches put in place best practice

All have experienced with shock those times when the news media have released breaking news detailing the abuse and harm of a vulnerable person. It is even more striking and disappointing when these allegations are within the Church or a Christian organisation. Hearing these being broadcasted churches and Christian ministries are heavily reminded of the serious importance and their responsibility for SAFEGUARDING, alongside the stark danger of overlooking this. 

Church Growth Trust (CGT) has recently reviewed the support and advice on safeguarding to those churches it works alongside. Christian Safeguarding Services (CSS) headed up by Paul and Sue Harrison have been a great encouragement to CGT and have recently reviewed and updated its briefing paper on “Church and Your Safeguarding Arrangements” that is available to view and download here. 

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