Policy and Guidance   


Example Role Outlines, Job Description and Personal Specifications

Recruitment and Verifiers

Training - Creating Safer Space

Past Cases Review  - Courage, Cost and Hope

Quick Reference Guide

Useful Contacts & Resources


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Pokémon GO 

General information leaflet about the game and reminding people about the need for safeguarding to be considered. read more


Security Advice from the Police

Following the terrible murder of Father Jacques Hamel in France in July 2016, the Police issued a letter including guidelines to all church congregations in the UK regarding details advice and guidance on personal security and security for places of worship. For more details, please click here.

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)


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.