The aim of the Methodist Church Safeguarding policy is
to create Christian communities of love and care, where good
practice in this area becomes a way of life.
Safeguarding News Updates:
Criminal Record Disclosure
Changes: Latest information on Protection of Freedoms Act
Module Now Available
The Methodist Safeguarding Handbook
To enable churches to achieve the above aim, and in light
of legislation and government guidance, the Methodist Church has
produced the Methodist Safeguarding Handbook. It contains the
latest policies and procedures which have been approved by the 2010
Methodist Conference and which came into effect on 1 January 2011.
By following the guidelines, your church community will be
complying with the latest government guidance and creating a safe
space for all.
The handbook is available to
purchase from Methodist Publishing for £20 + P&P,
or it can be downloaded below in five sections.
"There is a growing understanding that protecting children, young
people and vulnerable adults is at the core of our faith.
Safeguarding is about creating churches that are a safe space for
everyone; a space where children can flourish and adults can live
up to their potential. It is about enabling everyone to come to
Jesus without stumbling blocks of abuse, ignorance, fear,
compassion fatigue or the failure to recognise the experiences that
so many carry within our communities."
Elizabeth Hall, Safeguarding Advisor, Methodist Church in
Children and Young People (pdf)
This policy has been approved by the Methodist Council and
replaces the 2003 edition.
when they are vulnerable (pdf)
A new policy approved by the 2010 Methodist Conference.
to Prevent Domestic Abuse
/ Violence (pdf)
These practical measures support, and should be read alongside,
the 2005 Methodist Conference report Taking Action.
Safeguarding Policies (pdf)
Safeguarding Policies (Word)
Designed for churches and circuits.
Recruiting Safely (pdf)
In light of The Protection of Freedoms Act this interim policy,
by the 2012 Methodist Conference, should be used in
conjunction with the guidance issued on September 2012 and
The final policy will be automatically sent to purchasers of the
Methodist Safeguarding Handbook.
Plant a Phobl Ifanc (pdf)
Canllawiau Arfer Da - Cam-drin Domestig (pdf)
o Bolisïau i Eglwysi (pdf)
Scottish Safeguarding system (pdf)
the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (PVG) in
the Methodist Church in Scotland (pdf)
Creating Safer Space:
Guidance for lay
Safeguarding and the
should apply for a criminal disclosure