Safeguarding in faith-based communities

Episode 16,   Sep 16, 2019, 08:16 AM

Faith and places of worship play a significant role in the lives of many children and young people. What does safeguarding mean to faith-based communities and groups?

We are almost reaching the end of our series on safeguarding children and young people within local communities. Tune into this week’s episode to find out more about:

  • the role faith-based communities and groups have in children and young people’s lives
  • why it’s essential groups and communities understand their safeguarding responsibilities
  • how to address safeguarding challenges and develop a safeguarding culture that works alongside cultural beliefs, values and customs
  • the importance in listening to children and young people and ensuring children always feel listened to.
Our contributors:

  • Host – Cate Meredith, Senior Consultant for NSPCC’s Safeguarding in Communities team
  • Shirley Maginley, Senior Consultant for NSPCC’s Safeguarding in Communities team (Faith and Minority Ethnic Communities) 
  • Mike Williams, Senior Evaluation Officer for NSPCC’s Evidence team 
These episodes were produced as part of a partnership led by NCVO, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Fund within the Safeguarding Training Fund programme.

View the podcast transcript on the NSPCC Learning website