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.

You will know that safeguarding Training was held in April and May and I am delighted to say that just over 120 people attended those sessions. However some people were unable to attend for various reasons so a further session is being organised on Saturday 23 September at 10.00 am at Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church..

Please make this widely known in your church and please ensure that all who must do this training are aware of the course and of the fact that the training must be done if they are to continue in their role.

I will be away from Aylesbury from 27 August until 19 September but can be contacted on email.


With every blessing


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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