Creating Safer Space Training


Foundation Module

The focus of the foundation Module is to promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns.

This training aims to equip all adults, both volunteer and paid, working in different roles in the Methodist Church to feel confident to share safeguarding concerns with the appropriate person.

By the end of the day participants will:

  • know that Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and integral to being church

  • have a better understanding of good safeguarding practice within the Methodist Church

  • know when to have concerns about the safety and welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult

  • recognise blocks within the church to responding well

  • appreciate their responsibility for sharing concerns about a child, young person or vulnerable adult

  • be aware of who in the church to go to with any concerns. 

For dates of the Foundation Module in your area, please contact your Circuit Safeguarding


Leadership Module

The focus of the Leadership Module is to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of those in the church with whom concerns may be shared.

This training aims to enable Safeguarding Officers, Ministers and other leaders in churches to develop a deeper understanding of their role and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and to develop confidence in carrying out this role.

By the end of the day participants will:

  • understand their role and responsibilities

  • appreciate the Church's commitment to safeguarding children, young people and adults; survivors of abuse and people who may be a risk to others

  • have sharpened their awareness of the Methodist Church policies and procedures on safeguarding

  • know about routes for referrals

  • have reflected on the challenges of the leadership role for the Church

  • know where to find resources, further help and guidance within and beyond the Church.

For dates of the Leadership Module in your area, please contact the District Safeguarding Officer, Graham Kay, or phone 07704 037011