Every person has a value and dignity, which comes directly from the creation of humans in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things, this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
Wesley Methodist Church is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults and affirms that the needs of children, or of people when they are vulnerable and at risk, are paramount.
This policy is intended to support the Church in being a safe supportive and caring community for children, young people, vulnerable adults, for survivors of abuse, for communities and for those affected by abuse.
The policy can be viewed from this link.
If you have a safeguarding concern you can download a copy of the form below; paper copies are also available next to the church notice board.
Reporting a concern: Microsoft Word form or pdf form; you can complete them electronically or print and complete by hand.
Data Protection and Privacy
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and the Data Protection Act 2018, there are certain occasions when the Managing Trustees must obtain the explicit consent of church members to use Personal Data such as an address, telephone number or email address so that they can send out weekly notices and other information by post, email, text or telephone. This is done in line with the Privacy Notice of the Methodist Church, which can be seen online here.