Policies and guidance

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  • Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance

    Changes are highlighted in the table of amendments on page 2 and additions are marked in bold and italic. Last updated October 2021

  • Safer Recruitment Policy

    Updated July 2021

  • Domestic Abuse Policy and Procedures

    Last Updated 2021

  • Code of Safer Working Practice with Children and Young People

    Updated July 2020 - The Word version allows local contact information to be entered.

  • Model Safeguarding 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 July 2020

  • Model Key Points for External User Groups of Premises

    Updated July 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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