Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance

Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance  (pdf)
This policy, procedures and guidance document has been approved by the Methodist Council in April 2017 and replaces the 2010 edition.


Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance - Scotland (pdf)


Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance - Wales (pdf)


Last updated June 2017


Model Safeguarding Policies    (Word)

Designed for churches, circuits and districts.

Last updated June 2017


Guidance to Prevent Domestic Abuse / Violence  (pdf)
These practical measures support, and should be read alongside, the 2005 Methodist Conference report Taking Action.


Practice guidance for DBS checks (as part of Safer Recruitment) - Aug 2015(pdf)

This policy (pdf) and associated practice guidance replace Safer Recruitment Policy - June 2013 and should now be followed together with the procedure


Exemption to DBS checks for ministers no longer exercising public ministry:  Form and process flow chart


Safeguarding Forms
Various safeguarding forms which need to be completed for various situations. 




The Methodist Safeguarding Handbook 2010 - Welsh version

Diogelu Plant a Phobl Ifanc (pdf)

Diogelu Oedolion (pdf)

Canllawiau Arfer Da - Cam-drin Domestig (pdf)

Modelau o Bolisïau i Eglwysi (pdf)
Modelau o Bolisïau i Eglwysi (Word doc) 

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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.