We are a Christian organisation, inspired to 'speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable' as it says in Proverbs 31:8. Our faith is the foundational pillar of all our work. As a charity we look to the Apostles’ Creed as the underpinning basis of our faith:
We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Because we are a Christian organisation, inspired and motivated by our faith, it is important that we are able to demonstrate this; not only through our work with other Christians, but also in our work with people of other faiths and those of no faith. Being Christian gives us an overriding interest and commitment to actively help churches and other faith communities become places that are safer for everyone. As part of this we’ve developed a theology of Safeguarding which gives a theological basis for our work.