Safer Recruitment Policy and Practice Guidance

Safer Recruitment Policy
The Church of England and 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.


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


Implementing the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 in the Methodist Church in Scotland - June 2014
This document contains a brief ‘step by step’ guide to implementing the PVG scheme in Methodist Churches in Scotland and detailed guidance document for reference to the scheme. Note that the document is to be revised:

Scotland PVG Contacts

DDC Quick Start Guide PVG Checks Methodist

DDC PVG Checks - Notes on Copies

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