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Safeguarding

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

 

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Matthew 18:6

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness.

 

As Christians, we see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ.

 

This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

In particular, we need to take special care of our children, young adults and adults at risk