Latest Safeguarding News

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Tackling bullying, changing culture and enabling positive relationships

The Methodist Church invites church leaders, members and officers to a series of webinars exploring anti-bullying action.

Tuesday 02 February 2021

Train the Trainer session running on Saturday 13 February

Registration for the forthcoming Train the Trainer session opens at 9am on Wednesday 03 February. Should you be attending?

21 December 2020

IICSA Reports

IICSA have confirmed the date of their report

Thursday 01 October

Resources for Safeguarding Sunday

A range of resources are available for Safeguarding Sunday 2020.

Thursday 23 July

The Silent Solution against domestic violence

The Silent Solution offers those at risk of domestic abuse a lifeline.

Tuesday 16 May

Safeguarding practices coming out of lockdown

A Briefing to support church and circuit safeguarding officers through the reopening of churches.

Thursday 16 April

IICSA Hearings to resume

IICSA have stated that they hope to resume the public hearing in May.

Thursday 24 March

Changes to DBS Checks

The government have revised the way in which DBS checks can be done due to the coronavirus.

Thursday 10 December

Safeguarding Conference 2020

It is with great excitement that we invite you to the annual Safeguarding Conference.

Friday 19 March 2021

Safeguarding Post-Conference Pack

The slides and materials from the 2021 Safeguarding Conference are now available to download

27 January 2021

'Safer Spotlight' launches today

The London District and the London Learning Network have teamed up to bring you a new safeguarding podcast series.

Thursday 03 December

Temporary change to Safeguarding Training requirements

Please note the changes made to the safeguarding training requirements during the pandemic.

Monday 14 September

Safeguarding Commitments and Key Contacts Posters

Safeguarding Commitments and Key Contacts Posters must be displayed in churches.

Thursday 03 July

Zoom scams...Be Aware

The range of Zoom scams in operation is growing and churches are urged to be aware.

Tuesday 26 May

Temporary changes to Safeguarding Training Requirements

Please note the following statement from the connexional Safeguarding Team.

Thursday 16 April

An Update on Safeguarding Training

The connexional Safeguarding Team has issued an announcement regarding Foundation and Advanced Level Safeguarding training.

Thursday 19 March

Guidance for Monitoring Support Groups (MSGs)

Connexion have received a few queries about MSG's meeting during the pandemic.

Tuesday 09 February 2021

Be safe online

05 January 2021

Safeguarding Forum on Audit Checks

Registration is now open for the latest Safeguarding Forum

Friday 02 October

National Safeguarding Adults Week

National Safeguarding Adults Week will take place from Monday 16 - Sunday 22 November.

Thursday 10 September

Train the trainer session available

Existing Foundation Level Safeguarding trainers are invited to attend this training session.

Thursday 18 June

Guidelines on sexual harassment issued by the Methodist Church

"...stepping forward to enable a safer worshipping and working environment for all associated with its work."

Tuesday 12 May

Dates for Foundation Level Facilitator Training

Two new dates have been set for the Foundation Level Facilitator Training.

Wednesday 15 April

Working Online Safely - a training session

The District is now offering training on how to work safely whilst working remotely.

Thursday 12 March

An update on the Safeguarding Conference

Coronavirus concerns mean the District has had to consider if the Safeguarding Conference should go ahead.

Tuesday 02 February 2021

The District Safeguarding Conference 2021

Find out more about the upcoming Safeguarding Conference and available workshops.

21 December 2020

Revd Leslie Newton's Presentation to 2020 Safeguarding Conference

Watch Revd Newton's presentation on the Theology of Safeguarding

Friday 02 October

Domestic Abuse Guidance for Employers

Farrer&Co have produced a domestic abuse policy for employers.

Wednesday 12 August

Safeguarding posters for churches and circuits

Hard copies of safeguarding posters have now been sent to all circuits and churches by the connexion.

Tuesday 16 June

A Survey for Local Ecumenical Partnerships

Church Safeguarding Officers in LEPs should be on the look-out for a survey on local safeguarding arrangements.

Tuesday 05 May

Working Online Safely - a training session

A further training session on working at home safely has been arranged.

Thursday 31 March

Join the Safeguarding Team Virtual Office

All those who share an interest in safeguarding within the church are invited to join this Microsoft Teams virtual office.

Tuesday 14 January

New Foundation Level Facilitator Training available

Training is now available for all those who wish to deliver the Foundation Level Safeguarding Module.