Safeguarding is something that concerns everybody within the Methodist Church, because not only is safeguarding everyone’s responsibility, it is at the core of our faith and the mission of the Methodist Church. The Methodist Church believes, along with the whole Christian community, that every single individual has value and dignity, which comes from the creation of us all in God’s image and likeness. Therefore, we have a duty to protect people from harm.

The Yorkshire West District is committed to the work of safeguarding and we are proud of the principles embodied in the Methodist Church’s policy. It is our hope that safeguarding is undertaken with a smile and that those who need help will feel respected, listened to, and understood. We also hope that, even in the most difficult of times, a place of safety and support can be offered to create safer spaces for all.

If you have a concern, please contact one of our District Safeguarding Officers, whose contact details appear at the bottom of this page.

Safeguarding Newsletters

Advanced Safeguarding Module Training Dates

As we come out of lockdown, Susan Wishart advises of proposed dates and a schedule for Advanced Safeguarding Training as follows:


Proposed 2021 Dates


Saturday, 25th September 10 am - 4.30 pm face to face at Silsden Methodist Church

North Kirklees & Morley

Monday, 4th October full day face to face plus Saturday, 9th October via Zoom 10 am - 12 noon

Leeds North & East

Monday, 15th November full day face to face plus Saturday, 20th November via Zoom 10 am - 12 noon

 Please contact Susan for further details.

Safeguarding Policies and Guidance

See the Connexional website:

District Policy

DBS Guidance

Safeguarding Forms

Safeguarding Officers

Barbara HutchinsonDistrict Safeguarding Officer
Barbara Hutchinson
Tel: 01484 546664 / 07950 832193

Susan WishartDistrict Safeguarding Officer 
Susan Wishart
Tel: 01422 370417 / 07875 195977

Emma GoodleDistrict Safeguarding Officer
Emma Goodley
Tel: 07743 006413

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Yorkshire West District Office

Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX
Phone: 01274 392628 (Tuesday to Thursday)


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