Safeguarding & Policies


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Click to read the Manchester Safeguarding Policy August 2023

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.

Read more on the Methodist Church website…

District advice and documentation can be found here: Safeguarding Resources – Manchester and Stockport Methodist District (

Safeguarding Contacts

Circuit Safeguarding Officer: Paula Collins
District Safeguarding Officer: Helen Bolton


Being transparent and safe online

Stay safe online for adults – Methodist Church Guidance

Checklist – Key points for external user groups when hiring church premises 

Code of safer working practice with children and young people 2020

Code of safer working practice with adults 2020

Church Incident Template

Data Protection and Privacy

Local churches, circuits and districts hold a variety of personal data relating to members, employees and others. Read more on the Methodist Church website…

The Guidance for Managing Trustees on Data Protection includes a Privacy Notice for Local Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain.

See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy relating to use of this website.


Digital Communication

In line with the advice from the Methodist Church on digital communication strategies the Manchester Circuit uses social media as a means of extending our engagement with people both inside and outside of the church. Content is created with the following points in mind: 

  • Consider the safety of self and others
  • Respect
  • Transparency
  • Disagree with love
  • Care when sharing content
  • Maintenance of confidentiality 
  • Our responsibilities

Please click here for full details of the Social Media guidelines provided by the Methodist Church