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
"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
Connexional Safeguarding Team
Tel. 020 7467 5189
District Safeguarding Officers
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
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.
www.parentsprotect.co.uk 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