Safeguarding

As the people of the Methodist Church, we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone.

We seek to safeguard people of all ages involved in District events and to encourage Circuits and churches actively to promote policies to ensure that all are safeguarded in the day to day life of the Church.

It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm including physical, financial, spiritual, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. We also strive to affirm, encourage and support those working with them.

Welcome to the safeguarding pages of the London District website. Here you will find our District Policy, which is reviewed annually, so that readers will see the scope of our safeguarding practice and how we aim to support circuits and individual churches to maintain their own best practice.

We also include details of the local and regional training opportunities that are on offer, as well as a link to the Connexional Methodist Church safeguarding website which is a rich source of information and advice. This site also provides numerous templates to help local churches develop and write their own policies. In 2018, our pages will shortly include advice on safer recruitment practice and a link to our latest guide to DBS eligibility.

We have included a section on on-line resources you can access to provide advice about any safeguarding concerns you may come across.

Finally we will also post news items here about District, local authority or national initiatives to keep you right up to date with key developments in this key area of the church’s work. We will also publish links to these in the Weekly Update (sign up here) published by the District Office.

London District Safeguarding Officer

Becky Skinner

07960 877 740

Email Becky

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