Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding is something that concerns everybody within the Methodist Church, because not only is safeguarding everyone’s responsibility, it is at the core of our faith and the mission of the Methodist Church. The Methodist Church believes, along with the whole Christian community, that every single individual has value and dignity, which comes from the creation of us all in God’s image and likeness. Therefore, we have a duty to protect people from harm.

Tingley, North Kirklees & Morley Circuit, & Yorkshire West District is committed to the work of safeguarding and we are proud of the principles embodied in the Methodist Church’s policy. It is our hope that safeguarding is undertaken with a smile and that those who need help will feel respected, listened to, and understood. We also hope that, even in the most difficult of times, a place of safety and support can be offered to create safer spaces for all.

If you have a concern, please contact one of our Circuit & District Safeguarding Officers, whose contact details appear below the Safeguarding Policies.

These documents set out the policy, procedures and guidance relating to safeguarding within the Methodist Church. The provisions outlined are informed by current legislation and accepted good practice from within the Church, statutory agencies and other community organisations with safeguarding responsibilities.

Please click the links below to view our Safeguarding Policies

Methodist Safeguarding Website

NKM Safeguarding Policy – Signed Sept 2022

Safeguarding Policy – Signed Oct 2022

Safeguarding Contacts

Circuit Safeguarding Officer

Circuit Safeguarding Website

District Safeguarding Officer

District Safeguarding website

Internet Privacy

Privacy of your data is an issue that the Methodist Church takes very seriously.

You may have heard recently about GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation.

Under GDPR, we are required to tell you about the information we may hold about you.

In the case of Tingley Methodist Church, we hold basic contact information for all of our groups, whether they be internal or external. None of the information you as a visitor to this website is held by us.

Please click the link below to view our privacy notice:

Privacy Notice – Updated 2 Mar 2022