The Methodist Church are committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults within our church communities. We will carefully select, train and support all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with Safer Recruitment principles. Safer Recruitment Policy (October 2022)
There is Govenment guidance about DBS checks in churches.
There is a District Volunteer Declaration form. This can be used when a person is volunteering but not involved with any vulnerable groups for example, gardening, cleaning, in the kitchen etc. If there is ever a concern about information on a form, please contact the DSO immediately.
Please remember that all DBS applications must be preceded by the completing of the relevant Confidential Self-Disclosure form before starting.
These are available here .
All workers whether paid or voluntary to have completed the appropriate forms for their role. If you are unsure about this, please contact me.