Welcome to the Safeguarding pages of the East Anglia District website.
If you need any help with safeguarding matters, even if it is just a nagging doubt, there are people who are able to help you. Each church has a poster with details of who can be contacted in the church, circuit, district and outside agencies who can advise you.
The District Safeguarding Officer is Jane Gay. Jane can be contacted by clicking here to email her or you can phone her on 07787 225 230.
If you believe someone is in immediate danger call the Emergency Services on 999 or 101.
We are here to support and help keep everyone safe in our churches.
Howard Smedley, District Safeguarding Officer for Lincolnshire, has agreed to lead a district training day for Monitoring and Support Groups. Safeguarding Contracts (Covenants of Care) have changed and the responsibilities of the Monitoring and Support Group, superintendents and ministers have also developed. Howard will be leading us through the process and looking at who is to be involved and the requirements of best practice.
The date is Saturday April 14th 2018 at Thetford Methodist Church, from 10.00am until 2.00pm.
All members of current Monitoring and Support Groups are being invited along with superintendents, Circuit Safeguarding Officers, independent chairs and members of the District Safeguarding Group.
We held our first Safeguarding Forum in January, the next is planned for Monday 14th May 2018 at North Walsham Methodist Church at 7.00pm. A short report on the January Forum can be found here.
All churches and circuits are required to review their Safeguarding Policy annually.
The District Safeguarding Policy is being reviewed at the moment by the District Safeguarding Group. A copy of the present document can be found here: District Safeguarding Policy
Click here for The Methodist Church’s Connexional Safeguarding information.