Safeguarding – Foundation Module (Refresher)

Training Courses

A course for those who require Safeguarding Foundation Module training or simply need to update their Safeguarding  training.

There are currently no confirmed dates for the next training sessions.   There will be a need to hold a training session during Summer 2018. 

Please register your interest with Andy Sinden

on  01626 203678  or


 Download the handbook Safeguarding – Creating Safer Space (2016)

Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance for the Methodist Church

The Methodist Church Council revised this document in April 2017.

Click here to download the complete policy as a PDF document

Safeguarding Policy for the Teignbridge Circuit

This policy was agreed at the Circuit Meeting held on Thursday 1st September 2016. It will be reviewed at the September meeting 2017.

The Methodist Church, along with the whole Christian community, believes each person has a value and dignity which comes directly from God’s creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things, this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

The Teignbridge Circuit recognises that all of us is vulnerable but that there is a particular care for those whose vulnerability is increased by situations, by disabilities or by reduction in capacities. It is recognised that this increased vulnerability may be temporary or permanent and may be visible or invisible, but that it does not diminish our humanity and seeks to affirm the gifts and graces of all God’s people.

The Teignbridge Circuit is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and that the needs of children or of people when they are vulnerable is paramount.

This policy addresses the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is intended to be a dynamic policy. It is intended to support the Church in being a safe supportive and caring community for children, young people, vulnerable adults, for survivors of abuse, for communities and for those affected by abuse.

Click here to download the complete policy as a PDF document