Our work in England

We’re working to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse in England and across the UK by helping to create safer places for all. Find our more.

We work together with churches, places of worship, organisations and Christian communities in England to create safer places for all within an English and UK wide policy context. In partnership with local churches, government and other organisations, we continue to develop our help and support we offer on a national basis.

We equip

A vital way we equip organisations in England is to provide training so that those working with children, young people and adults at risk have the right skills to work safely. Across our range of webinars and eLearning we deliver courses in all aspects of safeguarding including our CPD accredited foundation level, specialist and advanced courses. Our long-established disclosure service, continues to be the leading provider in the country for DBS checks to the faith sector in England and Wales, and has continued to see demand increasing year on year. 

With a dedicated focus on safeguarding within Black and multicultural communities  we're represented at the National Working Group tackling Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief and the Stop Child Witchcraft Accusations Group (SCWA) which offer support to communities and professionals to raise awareness of abuse linked to faith and promote safe practice within faith communities involved in this practice. 

We empower

Our nationally accredited safeguarding helpline continues to be one of our most-used services. Our dedicated helpline team provide guidance and advice to enable individuals and organisations to respond appropriately to issues of abuse in England and beyond. Year on year we see demand for our consultancy work increase and we are privileged to be able to work in partnership with a wide range of organisations and government to help support, encourage and equip organisations with their safeguarding needs.

We encourage

Our work in England assists churches, places of worship, charities, organisations, individuals and Christian Communities to stand against oppression and exploitation. Through our work we are strengthening links with government and other organisations, to inform legislation and raise standards in safeguarding.

 

     

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Annette Williams

Safeguarding lead for Black and multicultural communities

Annette has worked as a Safeguarding Advisor for Thirtyone:eight since June 2015, providing a range of safeguarding services and advice to faith organisations and places of worship covering vulnerable children and adults at risk of harm. Amongst her wider responsibilities, she is our lead for strategic work focusing on Black and multicultural communities. She represents the charity at the National Working Group tackling Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief and the Stop Child Witchcraft Accusations Group (SCWA) which offers support to communities and professionals to raise awareness of abuse linked to faith and promote safe practice within faith communities involved in this practice.

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