One year on from the publication of 'Courage, Cost & Hope' - a progress report

A year after the apology to survivors and victims of abuse, and the publication of Courage, Cost & Hope - the report on the Past Cases Review (PCR), the Rev'd Helen Cameron, Assistant Secretary of the Methodist Conference, and Andy Jackson, Director of Publishing and Communications, share the progress that has been made over the past 12 months.

Download the progress report here (Pdf)


"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, Former Safeguarding Advisor, Methodist Church in Britain 


Policy and Guidance   

Recruitment and Verifiers

Training - Creating Safer Spaces

Past Cases Review   - Courage, Cost and Hope

Useful  Contacts & Resources

Quick Reference Guide

Connexional Safeguarding Team

Tel. 020 7467 5189


District Safeguarding Officers

Contact Details



New Social Media Guidelines


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces. is a useful website for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse. The Stop it Now! campaign operates a confidential freephone helpline for any adult with concerns including those worried about the sexual behaviour or another adult towards
children, those worried about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children and those concerned about the worrying sexual behaviour of a child or young person. is a child sexual abuse prevention and awareness website which helps parents and carers do the best they can to protect their children from sexual abuse. The site is a useful resource of information, guidance and resources.