The Methodist Church is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is about the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture.


This means we will: 


  • promote the welfare of children, young people and adults

  • work to prevent abuse from occurring

  • seek to protect and respond well to those that have been abused



Direct links to the national website are provided as follows:

Procedures, DBS Checks, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Local Ecumenical Projects, Model Policies, Safeguarding Records.

Safeguarding Recording 2015, Foundation Module 2016 Edition, Refresher - Foundation Module 2016 Edition, Leadership Module, PCR Ten Themes - Train the Trainer, and information for Safeguarding Trainers.


Safer Recruitment Policy and Practice Guidance. DBS PVG (Registered Body: DDC), Example Role Outlines, Job Description, and Personal Specifications, Forms. 

Background to the Past Cases Review, Past Cases Review Report, and News Article.

Legal requirements for a one-off hire, regular part-time use under a licence or exclusive use under a lease. Keyholder Declaration acknowledging the conditions of issue. 


If you have a safeguarding concern, please raise this with:

  • The Safeguarding Contact from the local church or...

  • The Minister of the Church...or

  • The Circuit Safeguarding Team by e-mail (Please click here

  • or call 07525 762538, leaving a message. 

All Churches will have safeguarding contact details on display.

Alternatively, contact the Northampton District Safeguarding Team:

General Safeguarding - enquiries/referrals

Gill Crippen - District Safeguarding Officer/Team Leader
m. 07793 012 215

Sue Ioannou - District Safeguarding Quality Assurance Officer
07543 712 920 


Jenny Brooks - District Safeguarding Training Officer
07810 821 472

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