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Safeguarding

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

Susan Wishart advises of proposed dates and a schedule for Advanced Safeguarding Training as follows:

Circuit

Proposed 2022 Dates

Leeds South and West

Monday 24 January at The Wesley Resource Centre, Armley, LS12 1UH from 10.30am - 3.00pm

OR

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.

OR

Saturday 26 February at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract, WF8 1NB from 10.30am - 3.00pm.

Please register here.

Calderdale

Monday 07 March at Christ Church, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8AA from 10.30am - 3.00pm

OR

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

See the Connexional website: https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/

District Policy

DBS Guidance

Safeguarding Forms

Safeguarding Officers