The Episcopal Conference of Malawi on 03 February 2023 launched a child and vulnerable adults Safeguarding Policy at the Episcopal Conference of Malawi headquarters in Lilongwe.
The event was graced by all the bishops of Malawi and other stakeholders in the church.
In a keynote address, the chairperson of the conference His Grace George Tambala said the church is serious and committed in protecting the children and vulnerable adults from any kind of abuse in the country.
“Our children are the roots and seeds of future generation; we must continue to build in the youth.”
Abuses of children and vulnerable adults include beating, bullying, accusations of witchcraft etc.
Bishop Peter Adrian Chifukwa, bishop chair for Safeguarding Policy distributed the policy documents to all the bishops and other stakeholders from different dioceses in the country.
The policy in line with United Nations defines a child as one who is below 18 years of age.