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