Policies and guidance
Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance
This document sets out the policy, procedures and guidance relating to safeguarding within the Methodist Church. Red text has been used to clearly show where amendments have been made from the previous version. GDPR updates are highlighted in yellow. Updated May 2018.
DBS checks (as part of Safer Recruitment)
This policy and associated practice guidance replace Safer Recruitment Policy - June 2013 and should now be followed together with the procedure - Last updated January 2018
Safeguarding Risk Assessment Policy and Procedures
This document sets out the policy and procedures for conducting safeguarding risk assessments within the Methodist Church. This is a new policy and has been written to reflect GDPR provisions. Updated May 2018
Domestic Abuse / Violence
Guidance to Prevent Domestic Abuse / Violence. These practical measures support, and should be read alongside, the 2005 Methodist Conference report Taking Action. 2nd Edition August 2010
Local Ecumenical Partnerships
This joint practice guidance is intended to support the work of Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnerships, in respect of safeguarding children and adults. Published 1 July 2015
Model Safeguarding Policies designed for churches, circuits and districts. Last updated May 2018 ******* PLEASE NOTE - users of Kaspersky anti-virus software may get a virus warning when downloading the Word document version. The file has been thoroughly tested and is safe. If you have difficulties you can try downloading the Pdf and copying and pasting the text.
Joint Practice Guidance for the Church of England and the Methodist Church. This joint practice guidance is intended to support the work of Safeguarding Advisers and those working with children and adults who are vulnerable where record keeping is required. Approved by the Methodist Church (Methodist Council, Jan 2015)