Heworth Methodist Church

Safeguarding Matters

Creating Safer Places

Heworth Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy


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.

Safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole Christian community. Every single individual has value and dignity, which comes from the creation of us all in God’s image and likeness. Therefore, we each have a duty to keep ourselves safe and to protect other people from harm.

Some things can make us worry.  When we don’t feel as safe as we would like, it is always good to talk. 

Heworth Methodist contacts and information

At Heworth Methodist Church,  there are several adults who have an extra responsibility to help children, young people and adults keep a bit safer.

  • David
  • Sarah
  • Alyson

You can ask to speak to them in person when attending a service, or email on this address’ heworth.methodist@gmail.com.

Other Methodist contacts

For additional guidance see Safeguarding matters on York Circuit webpages. To report a concern or to seek support you may also contact:

York Circuit Safeguarding Officers

Yorkshire and North East District Safeguarding Officer

Jane Masterman 07596 515021  safeguarding@yorkshirenemethodist.org


For volunteers and staff, information is also available about Safeguarding Training,  Policy, Procedures and Guidance and DBS/PVG Checks 


Keeping each other safe, and ourselves too, is a shared responsibility of all church members. For more information, please see the Heworth Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy 

Other agencies you may also wish to contact:

  • Childline – if you are being bullied and you are a child or young person and want to talk safely, contact childline online or call 0800 1111  No worry is too big or too small

  • CEOP - Contact CEOP if you have any concerns about online grooming or sexual behaviour online. The CEOP webpages also have a range of information about keeping yourself, or a child you know, safe from child sexual exploitation.

  • NSPCCNSPCC Keeping children safe online - scroll down this page to get separate tabs for online safety for parents / carers, and online safety children and young people

  • NetawareNetaware guidance on various apps, online games and social media

  • City of York Council safeguarding adults  01904 555111 (Office hours)

  • City of York Council safeguarding children 01904 551900 (Office hours) or the emergency duty team 01609 780780 (out of office hours and at weekends)

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