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Safeguarding in faith communities

Faith-based groups and places of worship play a major role in the lives of many children and young people. This means safeguarding must be a key consideration in all faith settings.

Find out how to approach safeguarding from within the beliefs, teachings and cultural context of faith communities.

About safeguarding in faith communities

Find out more about working safely with children, families and communities of faith.

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Videos about safeguarding in different faiths

Watch our series of films about safeguarding children and young people from different faith perspectives. The films look at inter-faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

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Faith organisations can help prevent radicalisation. Find out more about why it’s a safeguarding concern, what can make children vulnerable and what you can do to help protect them.

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Online safety and social media

Guidance for faith organisations about communicating with children and young people online and through social media.

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Safeguarding self-assessment tool

Our free online tool helps you audit your school or organisation's current safeguarding arrangements, supporting you to make and changes and identify areas for improvement. 

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Safeguarding concerns: practice examples

Practical advice about safeguarding scenarios and issues. Examples of common child protection concerns and what steps to take. Plus links to further resources.

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