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Safeguarding

The Methodist Church commits to:

The creation of a safe environment and culture where all are welcome and everyone feels able to speak out about safeguarding concerns.

Pastoral care for victims and survivors of abuse, and other people who have been affected by safeguarding issues.

A prompt and appropriate response to every safeguarding concern or allegation regardless of status or circumstance.

Carry out risk assessments and put safeguarding measures in place where individuals may present a risk.

Pastoral care for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations.

Safe recruitment of all those who have responsibility for children and adults who may be vulnerable.

The promotion of good safeguarding practice through effective training, guidance, policy and procedures.

Doncaster Methodist Circuit Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Officer – Mary Scott – maryscottsafeguarding@btinternet.com
Safeguarding Policy Officer – Chris Ogley c/o Circuit Office
Safeguarding Admin – Julia Burdis – Circuit Office -methodistcircuitdon@gmail.com 01302 850370

Training

Foundation Training

Dates to be announced later in the year.

Advanced Training
The schedule for 2023/24 is now out. The information is also on the District Website at Safeguarding Training

As with last year, there are two routes for the Advanced Module. You choose either (not both!) online or face-to-face.

Online Sessions
This is in two parts:

Part A – Self-Study/e-learning – E-learning (units 1-5a) – approximately 4 to 7 hours which can be completed in smaller sections. Alongside the e-learning, participants complete a Workbook which they then take to the Gathered session.

Part B – Gathered Session – (Unit 5b) – a 2 hour facilitated session to consolidate learning from Advanced Module (online) e-learning held on Zoom.

The Online Gathered sessions are being held jointly with other districts. This gives a larger group of dates you can choose from.

Dates of the Advance Module Online Gathered sessions 2023/24:

Sessions will run from 10am – 12 noon or 7pm-9pm on each date

Wednesday 4 June 2024 – hosted by Yorkshire North and East

Thursday 20 June 2024 – hosted by Yorkshire North and East

Use this link to register for your preferred date and time
https://YP-CSSAdvancedOnline.eventbrite.co.uk or go to the Sheffield District Website – Safeguarding Training for the link.

Please note that registrations close 30 days before the event date to allow enough time to receive and complete the self-study materials before attending the zoom session.

There needs to be a minimum of 8 people registered for the gathered session to take place.

The Foundation Module must be completed before attending the Advanced Module.

Face to Face

These sessions last about 5 hours. Some preparation beforehand is required. The Foundation Module must be completed before attending the Advanced Module for the first time.

Dates and venues 2023/24

Saturday 15 June 24 – Peak Circuit (venue to be confirmed)

Wednesday 3 July 24 – Bolsover Methodist Church (Derbyshire North East Circuit)

Use this link to register for your preferred date and time: https://24CSSAdvanced.eventbrite.co.uk
or go to the Sheffield District Website – Safeguarding Training for the link.

Please note that registrations close 20 days before the event date to allow enough time to receive and complete the preparation material before attending the core session.

There needs to be a minimum of 15 people registered for the session to take place.

If you are unsure whether you are required to complete this course, please contact your church or Doncaster Methodist Circuit Safeguarding Team (details above).

The Foundation Module must be completed before attending the Advanced Module.

If you have any questions or are struggling with booking, please contact the District Administrator, Katrin Hackett, by emailing:admin@sheffieldmethodist.org or calling 0114 270 9990 / 07552 131455

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Get In Touch

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01302 850370

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