Foundation Level Facilitator Training
Do you run facilitate the Foundation Level Safeguarding Training Course? Would you like to be able to deliver this training in your church or circuit? If so, this is for you.
The Methodist Church has recently revised it's Foundation Level Safeguarding Training and to ensure that all trainers and would be trainers, are aware of the changes, the London District will be hosting a Facilitator Training Session.
Delivering the training will be District Safeguarding Officer, Becky Skinner.
There are 30 places available. The closing date for registration is 11.59pm on Sunday 23 February.
Safeguarding Conference 2020 - Through the Looking Glass - Professional Compliance and Disguised Compliance.
It is with great excitement that we invite you to the annual Safeguarding Conference that will take place at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster on Saturday 14 March 2020 from 10am - 4pm.
Our theme this year will be 'Professional Curiosity and Disguised Compliance'.
We are thrilled to be joined by Marcus Erooga an Independent Safeguarding Consultant, widely renowned for his work and research into child sexual abuse.
We are sure that it will be a stimulating event, and one that will help provide relevant advice and guidance to churches, on both a local and circuit level.
Registration for the conference opens at 9am on Wednesday 11 December via Eventbrite.
Safeguarding Conference 2019 - A focus on well-being and safeguarding.
Bookings are now invited for the annual Safeguarding Conference that will take place at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, on Saturday March 16th.
This year our thoughts will be led by Professor Malcolm Payne who is a leading authority on emotional well-being and safeguarding adults in particular, and who is also the Sutton Circuit Safeguarding Coordinator. Malcolm will be our keynote speaker, and then we will offer workshops to focus in more detail on how this topic affects different groups including children and young people. There will also be a short business catch up session to share up to date Connexional and District safeguarding news.
Emotional well-being is also a key theme this year for the national Safeguarding Conference. We believe therefore that our subject this time chimes with a wider interest in the Church about mental health and safeguarding, and where there may be concerns both about risky behaviour and vulnerability. It promises to be a stimulating and timely event, and one that will provide helpful and relevant advice and guidance to local churches.
The conference starts with coffee and registration from 10.00 am, getting underway promptly at 10.30. Lunch will be provided and we will finish by 3.30pm. A detailed programme with final timings and workshops choices will be published at the end of February.
You must book using the Eventbrite system and the link is below:
We will send out all further information about the conference by email to those who have registered. The closing date is March 1st 2019.
For more information please contact Martha Yankey at District Office on 020 7654 3850.
Breaking News – 25 May 2018
The privacy notices that we will need to use as part of our regular safeguarding processes were published on May 24th. There are 10 in all for use in different circumstances. They are available for you to look at and download in word format here. They are for immediate use from May 25th as necessary but it is advisable to think carefully about their use in the next few days until further guidance has been posted.
In addition, a useful guide was also published on May 24th and you can access this here. Grahame Snelling will publish further guidance detailing how and when the various forms are to be used by Friday June 1st. This guidance will also describe how the forms can be adjusted to suit local need.
Grahame aims to visit each circuit by the summer of 2018. If your circuit does not yet have a date please contact Grahame to arrange a convenient date and time.