Along with the rest of the Methodist Church, the High Wycombe Circuit takes seriously its responsibilities for the care and nurture of all children, young people and adults.
This is summarised in the Statement of Safeguarding Principles
We also have model policies for the Circuit and Churches. There are two recently published model policies which can be downloaded here:
Model Circuit Policy
Model Church Policy
High Wycombe Circuit Policy (Draft for approval)
These are taken from the new Methodist Safeguarding Handbook published in 2010.
The other sections can be downloaded from the links below.
(to support the Methodist Church report on Domestic Abuse)
(this is the (almost) final policy issued on June 13th 2013 to co-incide with the implmentation of important elements of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 on 17th June 2013. Some limited final changes will be needed in autumn 2013, following which the final version will be issued.)
This policy, together with the '10 Step Procedure for All Recruitment', is designed to be read and used without amendment at church or circuit level.