National Children's Policy

Going for Growth: Transformation for children, young people and the Church


Going for Growth is the policy of the Board of Education at national level and will be shaping the work of the whole Education Division at Westminster from May 2009. Dioceses are invited to use Going for Growth as a tool in renewing their vision and focusing their work.

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The report challenges the Church of England to:

  • Work towards every child and young person having a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ.
  • Recognise and welcome the capacity of children and young people to transform the church and the world.
  • Provide support and development for all those working with children and young people.

The Going for Growth website www.going4growth.org.uk provides resources to support these challenges so that children and young people have the opportunity to grow in faith, knowledge, understanding, discipleship and service.