Safeguarding Sunday, will be introduced to churches nationally, a new initiative aiming to raise the profile of safeguarding.
The Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs, gave a Safeguarding update to Synod.
Dr Gibbs, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop, told Synod the church is “entering a season of action” in which “there is far more to be done.”
“Our aim is to help people see safeguarding as an integral part of the mission of the church,” he said.
“Safeguarding is partly about stopping bad things happening and about how we respond when they do, but it is also about enabling our churches to become places where people are enabled to flourish and grow into the fullness of life that God intends for us all.”
— University of Huddersfield (@HuddersfieldUni) May 16, 2017