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.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child or a vulnerable adult contact your Church Safeguarding Officer or Circuit Safeguarding Coordinator

You can also contact:

Helen Bolton - District Safeguarding Officer - [email protected] - 07498 800427



We are committed to training our people and the aim of our Foundation Module session is... “To enable participants to deal confidently and appropriately in safeguarding and in promoting the welfare of children and young people in the church context.”

You might have great experience of Safeguarding in your work, please do still attend one of these sessions; to quote a leader in the education system “It has been really helpful coming to this session as it has helped me to apply my knowledge to Church; thank you.” 


Safeguarding Advanced Module - there are several sessions planned between now and July 2024 in various formats. Have a look at the Events section of our website for more details and to register your place.


Face to Face Foundation sessions

Tuesday 25th June 2024 at Cornerstone Church Westhoughton BL5 3RQ

Registration from 18.00 for 18.30 start – 21. 00hrs

To book onto either session please contact Ann Smith - [email protected]


The Avenue, Sale on Thursday 20th June from 13:30-16:30

If you have anyone interested, please ask them to contact Sue Cowlishaw - [email protected] to book


Safeguarding Update June 2024

Please click here.


Safeguarding Policies

Methodist Safeguarding Policies


Due Diligence Checking

Link to DDC Quick Start Guide and Login Page

Contact for DDC:

Tel. 0845 644 3298 or 0116 260 3055 

[email protected]