Safer Recruitment Policy and Practice Guidance

Safer Recruitment Policy
The Methodist Church are committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults, care and nurture of children within our church communities. We will carefully select, train and support all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with Safer Recruitment principles.

Safer Recruitment Policy August 2021

Practice guidance for DBS checks (as part of Safer Recruitment) - Updated Jan 2018
This practice guidance is intended to support the work of those in the Church who have responsibility for safely recruiting people working with children and adults who are vulnerable. 

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Practice guidance for DBS checks (as part of Safer Recruitment) - Jan 2018


Guide to PVG and the Methodist Church in Scotland - Revised August 2021

This document contains a brief ‘step by step’ guide to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme in Methodist Churches in Scotland and is a detailed guidance document for reference to the scheme. 

The PVG Scheme was introduced in Scotland on 28th February 2011 and is now well established as part of the recruitment process for those deemed to be carrying out “Regulated Work” with children, protected adults or both.

Scotland PVG Contacts

DDC Quick Start Guide PVG Checks Methodist

DDC PVG Checks - Notes on Copies

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