Safeguarding Policy Statement
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.
We will take care to identify where a person may pose a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.
The Methodist Church affirms that safeguarding is a shared responsibility. Everyone associated with the Church who comes into contact with children, young people and adults has a role to play. This is supported with consistent policies promoting good practice across the whole Church.
The Church and its individual members undertake to take all appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all. It will practise fully and positively Christ’s ministry towards children, young people and adults who are vulnerable and respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.
A copy of the Bescar Lane Methodist Church Safeguarding policy can be found on the notice board in the church porch
Data Protection and Privacy
The Southport Methodist Circuit cares about your privacy and your trust is important to us. Our national Privacy Notice explains how Local Churches,Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain collect,use and protect your personal information.It also provides information about your rights and who to contact if you have any questions about how we use your information. Click here to read our Privacy Notice online or download a PDF version here. A copy is also available from The Circuit Administratorwhose office is at Birkdale Methodist Church,Liverpool Road, Birkdale PR8 4PD – 01704 562697 who will also try to deal with any questions as a local point of contact.