Policies and guidance

  • Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance

    The version of this document is correct as of October 2019. In this edition, text in bold and italics highlight changes made. Last updated October 2019

  • 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 Policies

    Model Safeguarding Policies designed for churches, circuits and districts. Model Policies are templates, which may be used and amended to suit local circumstances. Updated October 2019

  • Safeguarding Records

    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)

  • Code of Safer Working Practice with Children and Young People

    Updated October 2019

  • Model Key Points for External User Groups of Premises

    Updated October 2019