Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Methodist Church values every human being as part of God’s creation. Everyone has the right to fair treatment and protection from harm.

The Methodist Church commits to:

The creation of a safe environment and culture where all are welcome and everyone feels able to speak out about safeguarding concerns

Pastoral care for victims and survivors of abuse, and other people who have been affected by safeguarding issues

A prompt and appropriate response to every safeguarding concern or allegation regardless of status or circumstance

Carry out risk assessments and put safeguarding measures in place where individuals may present a risk

Pastoral care for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations

The promotion of good safeguarding practice through effective training, guidance, policy and procedures

Safeguarding Contacts

Emergency contacts

Police 999

Local Authority

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Partnership (KSCP), Mezzanine Floor, Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP

Reporting safeguarding concerns, help & guidance

Church/ Circuit Safeguarding Officer

Carol Marsh: 07903 860980

Minister in Pastoral Charge

Deacon Al Henry: 01924 492308

District Safeguarding Officer

Rev. Marian Olsen: 01274 869404


Police non emergency ... 101

NSPCC ... 0808 800 5000

Childline ... 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse ... 0808 808 8141

Family Lives ... 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Abuse Helpline ... 0808 2000 247

Samaritans ... 116 123

Local Helplines

Kirklees Duty and Advice Team: 01484 456848

Information about safeguarding in the methodist church

Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance for the Methodist Church:

Location of church/ circuit safeguarding policy:

Safeguarding Notice Board