Safeguarding Policy

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The Vale of Aylesbury Methodist Circuit — Safeguarding

To all Churches in The Circuit.
Please make the following information widely known in your church

In 2012 Pete Honeyball and I delivered the safeguarding foundation module to about 180 people in this circuit and Conference has decreed that this needs to be updated every five years and so I have organised 4 sessions to begin this process.

They are as follows: —
Tuesday 25 April at Christchurch, Thame at 7.00 pm
Thursday 4 May at Aylesbury Methodist Church at 2.30 pm
Thursday 4 May at Aylesbury Methodist Church at 7.00 pm.
Wednesday 17 May at Stewkley Methodist Church at 7.00 pm

I have tried to vary times and days so that people can attend at least one of these training sessions.

Do you need to come?
Core list -- required attendance

  • Presbyters with an active preaching or pastoral ministry
  • Lay employees and volunteer workers with pastoral responsibility
  • Pastoral visitors
  • Anyone working with 0-18 year-olds in the name of the Church
  • Anyone working in activities targeted at adults who are vulnerable (eg luncheon club for the housebound)
  • Church stewards, Circuit stewards, Local preachers, Worship leaders
  • Those training for local preaching or worship leading
  • Church and circuit safeguarding representatives
  • Choir/music group/drama leaders -- where there are 0-18 year-olds or vulnerable adults in the group. 'Covenant of Care' group members
  • Young leaders (ages 16-18)

    Warmly invited but not mandatory
    -Evangelism/mission enablers

  • Leaders of other organisations, working with 0-18 year-olds or vulnerable adults, who use church premises, remaining choir/music group/drama leaders
  • Any other group leaders within the church, who may have adults within their particular group who are vulnerable
  • Property stewards and other keyholders, caretakers, church/circuit meeting secretaries, church/circuit/district administrators

    The above lists were agreed by the Methodist Conference July 2016

    Those wishing to attend please book a place with Arthur Sara tel. 01296484310

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