Policies and guidance
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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 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
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