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"There is a growing understanding that protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is at the core of our faith. Safeguarding is about creating churches that are a safe space for everyone; a space where children can flourish and adults can live up to their potential. It is about enabling everyone to come to Jesus without stumbling blocks of abuse, ignorance, fear, compassion fatigue or the failure to recognise the experiences that so many carry within our communities."

Elizabeth Hall, Former Safeguarding Advisor, Methodist Church in Britain

Attached are a number of useful documents, including the Creating Safer Space (CSS) Foundation Module handbook, and the Past Case Review (PCR) 'Courage, Cost, & Hope' report along with a CSS Foundation Course document outlining who should attend training.

Useful contacts:

Howard Smedley
District Executive Officer for Safeguarding
Tel: 07758239286

Tim Crome
Superintendent Responsible for Safeguarding
Tel: 0114 4389012 Email:

Debbie Wheeler
Circuit Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0114 2726561 Email:

Connexional Safeguarding Team
Tel: 020 74675189 Email:

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