Safeguarding

Safeguarding is something that concerns everybody within the Methodist Church, because not only is safeguarding everyone’s responsibility, it is at the core of our faith and the mission of the Methodist Church. The Methodist Church believes, along with the whole Christian community, that every single individual has value and dignity, which comes from the creation of us all in God’s image and likeness. Therefore, we have a duty to protect people from harm.

West Ardsley Methodist Church is committed to the work of safeguarding and we are proud of the principles embodied in the Methodist Church’s policy. It is our hope that safeguarding is undertaken with a smile and that those who need help will feel respected, listened to, and understood. We also hope that, even in the most difficult of times, a place of safety and support can be offered to create safer spaces for all.

Safeguarding Policies and Guidance
Methodist Safeguarding Procedures, Guidance and Policies September 2020
See the Connexional website: https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/

District Policy
District Safeguarding Policy 2021-22

Church Policy
Model Church Safeguarding Policy July 2020
Our latest church policy, approved by our Church Council, is displayed on our notice board in the main entrance.