North West Durham Methodist Circuit

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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults


Circuit Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Meg Gilks, contactable through the circuit office

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is at the heart of all activties in the Methodist Church, and we adhere to nationally recognised guidelines in British Law. For more information please do contact our safeguarding officer.


Safeguarding Training Foundation Course.

The next course will take place on Wednesday 9th October in White Le Head Chapel.

There will be a choice of afternoon 2pm - 4.30pm or evening 6.30pm - 9pm.

This course needs to be refreshed every four years. If you took your last course in 2015 or earlier, you need to book on this course if you are still carrying out a role which requires you to undertake the training. The following roles require people to take the Foundation training:

Minister, Local Preacher, Worship Leader, Church Steward, Circuit Steward, Church Safeguarding Officer, Pastoral Visitor, Group Leader of a group which is run on behalf of the church. 

To book a place please contact Meg Gilks stating your choice of afternoon or evening.


Regional Safeguarding Newsletter

Link to the Methodist Church Safeguarding page

Our Circuit Safeguarding Policy