Policies and guidance

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  • Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance (Feb 2022)

    Changes are highlighted in the table of amendments on page 2 and additions are marked in bold and italic. Last updated Feb 2022

  • Safer Recruitment Policy, Procedures and Guidance - Updated July 2021

    This document replaces the former ‘Practice Guidance on Carrying out Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Checks as part of Safer Recruitment’ (January, 2018)

  • 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 District Safeguarding Policy - Updated July 2020

    This model district policy template may be used and amended to suit local circumstances.

  • Model Circuit Safeguarding Policy - Updated July 2020

    This model circuit policy template may be used and amended to suit local circumstances.

  • Model Church Safeguarding Policy - Updated February 2022

    This Model Church policy template may be used and amended to suit local circumstances.

  • 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