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.
Advanced Safeguarding Module Training Dates
Susan Wishart advises of proposed dates and a schedule for Advanced Safeguarding Training as follows:
Proposed 2022 Dates
Leeds South and West
Monday 24 January at The Wesley Resource Centre, Armley, LS12 1UH from 10.30am - 3.00pm
Saturday 29 January on Zoom, from 10am - 12pm (plus 4 hours of pre-course work on Theology X. Reasonable IT skills necessary).
Aire and Calder
Monday 21 February at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract, WF8 1NB from 10.30am - 3.00pm.
Please register here.
Saturday 26 February at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract, WF8 1NB from 10.30am - 3.00pm.
Please register here.
Monday 07 March at Christ Church, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8AA from 10.30am - 3.00pm
Saturday 12 March on Zoom, from 10am - 12pm (plus 4 hours of pre-course work on Theology X. Reasonable IT skills necessary).
Please contact Susan for further details.
Train the Trainer Session
The Yorkshire West Regional Training Team and Sheffield District Team will be hosting a Train the Trainer session for those who would like to facilitate the face-to-face Foundation Safeguarding Course, on Wednesday 09 February at a time to be confirmed. If any circuits have any members who would like to take part, please contact Susan Wishart.
Safeguarding Policies and Guidance
- Methodist Safeguarding Procedures, Guidance and Policies September 2020
- Model Church Safeguarding Policy July 2020
- Model Circuit Safeguarding Policy July 2020
- Yorkshire West District Checklist Safeguarding Media Use
See the Connexional website: https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/
- DBS Exemption Flow Chart
- DBS Exemption Form
- DBS Safer Recruitment Guidance
- DDC Methodist Quick Start Guide
- DBS Verifier Privacy Notice
- Form A Part 1 Registration Volunteers
- Form A Part 2 Volunteer Agreement
- Form C Office Holder Declaration
- Form D Key Holder Declaration
- Form Self Declaration
- Form Self Declaration Renewals
- Parental Media Consent Form