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 more below about how to approach safeguarding from within the beliefs, teachings and cultural context of faith communities.

About safeguarding in faith communities

Find out more about inter-faith learning and practice and working with children, families and communities of faiths.

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Common safeguarding concerns

Practical advice for faith communities about how to respond to different safeguarding scenarios including what to consider when working alone with a child, if a child has an injury or a child has challenging behaviour. 

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Videos about safeguarding in different faiths

Watch our films about safeguarding children and young people in faith activities, covering inter-faith considerations as well as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

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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 organisations and groups about communicating with children and young people online and through social media.

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Safeguarding checklist

An online safeguarding tool for organisations working with children and young people from 0-25 years. Easy to use checklist covers key safeguarding areas and essential resources.

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