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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

Policies, Guidance and Forms

Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Guidance for the Methodist Church –

District Safeguarding Policy 2021-22 – see attached

Model Circuit Safeguarding Policy – see attached

Model Church Safeguarding Policy – see attached

Safer Recruitment Policy –

Code of Practice for working with Children and Young People –

Domestic Abuse –

Sexual Harassment –

Safeguarding Guidance for LEPs –

Safeguarding Forms –

Safeguarding Noticeboard Resources

Standard Posters for Methodist Churches –

Standard Posters for LEPs following Methodist Policy –

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


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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