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.
At Menston Methodist Church we are fully committed to protecting young and vulnerable people and, under the guidance of our Safeguarding Officers, are doing all that we can to ensure our members comply with the current Methodist Church guidelines through Disclosure & Barring Service checks (DBS) and attending relevant training.
Our Policy Statement on Safeguarding Children, Young and Vulnerable People is approved each year by the Church Council.
Safeguarding Officer for Children & Young People
Safeguarding Officer for Vulnerable People
Online Safety & Photography
The Church recognises that for many children and young people using the internet is a regular part of their lives and has a significant impact on their social development. In accordance with the Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy we will take all possible steps to protect children and young people from significant harm or risk when using the internet or any other form of technology. These steps will include:
Permitting photography/video at church events only with the agreement of each child/young person and permission of a parent or guardian.
Allowing photography/video for church purposes only by persons authorised by the safeguarding co-ordinator and minister and then kept only on a church computer or securely stored as agreed by the safeguarding co-ordinator and minister.
Not permitting identifiable photographs/video of children/young people taken for church purposes to be uploaded on social media.
Using traceable (and preferably group) electronic means of communication between adults and children/young people in the church context only with the consent of a parent or guardian.
The persons authorised to take photographs are Margaret Paine and Jalna Jenkins.
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