Safeguarding

safeguarding statement.docx

The Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and Safeguarding Training can be found on the Methodist Church Website on the links below

Methodist Church of Great Britain
https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/

or the West Yorkshire Methodist District website https://yorkshirewestmethodist.org.uk/information-resources/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.

Silsden Methodist Church 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 would like to speak to someone concerning a safeguarding matter please contact one of the following people:-

Circuit Safeguarding Officer - Eileen Jowitt
Email: safeguarding@airedalemethodists.org

District Safeguarding Officer - Sue Wishart
Tel: 01422 370417 / 07875 195977
Email:
wisharts@dso.methodist.org.uk

District Safeguarding Officer - Barbara Hutchinson
Tel: 01484 546664 / 07950 832193
Email:
hutchinsonb@dso.methodist.org.uk

Superintendent Methodist Minister - Rev Clare Stainsby
Tel: 01535 602669
Email: clare.stainsby@airedalemethodists.org