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District Safeguarding Officer

The District Safeguarding Officer is Graham Kay. If you have any concerns, need some advice or have a safeguarding concern to report, please contact Graham on 07704 037011 or by email cumbria.district@dso.methodist.org.uk

Policies, Guidance and Forms

Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Guidance for the Methodist Church – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/24067/safeguarding_policy_procedures_and-_guidance_for_the_methodist_church_oct_2021docx.pdf

District Safeguarding Policy 2021-22 – see attached

Model Circuit Safeguarding Policy – see attached

Model Church Safeguarding Policy – see attached

Safer Recruitment Policy – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/23973/safer_recruitment_policy_final-july_2021.pdf

Code of Practice for working with Children and Young People – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/18267/code_of_safer_working_practice_with_children_and_young_people_july_2020.pdf

Domestic Abuse – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/24055/domestic_abuse_policy_and_procedures_2021_final.pdf

Sexual Harassment – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/17722/pfh_good-practice-guide-2020.pdf

Safeguarding Guidance for LEPs – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/1123/final_safeguarding_joint_practice_guidance-_leps.pdf

Safeguarding Forms – https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/recruitment-dbspvg-forms-etc/forms/

Safeguarding Noticeboard Resources

Standard Posters for Methodist Churches – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/18930/new_methodist_church_english_language_policy_commitments_and_contacts_posters-wv21092020-v2.pdf

Standard Posters for LEPs following Methodist Policy – https://www.methodist.org.uk/media/18932/new_methodist_lep_english_language_policy_commitments_and_contacts_poster-wv21092020-v2.pdf

Childline Poster – see attached
Domestic Abuse Helplines & Services Poster – see attached
Family Lives Poster – see attached
NSPCC Poster – see attached

Training

List of who needs to attend Safeguarding Training – see attached

For details and dates of Training sessions, please contact your Church or Circuit Safeguarding Officer.

There are two opportunities to complete the Advanced Module within the District this Connexional year:


3rd May between 10 am and 4 pm at Penrith Methodist Church
16th June between 10 am and 4 pm at Sandylands Methodist Church, Kendal


For either session please contact the Safeguarding Officer to book a place.

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