"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, Safeguarding Advisor, Methodist Church in Britain

As recognised in our safeguarding policy, all bear responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the members of the Church and of those who come in contact with us, but our designated safeguarding officer is Ann Pearce, who can be contacted at

You can raise any concerns in confidence with her.