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Child Safety

Child safety is one of our core values. We aim to ensure the physcial and emotional safety of every child in any of our programmes. The websites below have valuable information on child safety. So please make the time to see how you can help ensure the physcial and emotional safety of every child in your church.

Safe Places
The Seven Campaign  

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE)

The ACE study conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a whole life perspective, as indicated on the orange arrow leading from conception to death. The study was specifically designed to provide data that would help answer the question: “If risk factors for disease, disability, and early mortality are not randomly distributed, what influences precede the adoption or development of them?”

For more information on the ACE study click here or on the links below.



Content source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNational Center for Injury Prevention and ControlDivision of Violence Prevention 

ACE Pyramid
Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence 
The Relationship of Adult Health Status to Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction 

Stop I Don't Like That

If someone makes you feel frightened or sad, or if someone hurts you? It is ALWAYS okay to say 'STOP I don’t like that!' Remember, you can tell and adult you trust about what has happened. You can ask them to help you feel safe again.

Written by Karen Whelan 'Stop I don't like that!' encourages children to seek adults they trust and tell them about situations in which they may feel unsafe. It encourages children to ask for help to feel safe again. Recommended for 2-6 year olds this book has been developed to combat the ever-rising rate of bullying and child abuse incidents, whether they be physical, emotional or sexual. 

This book is available from your local Adventist Book Centre.