Welcome to Wesley Chapel
Rev. Lesley Taylor 01423 881116
Rev. Trevor Dixon 07525 35270
Thursday 14 July 2pm
Speaker Mike Greenberg
Who Do I Think I Am?
Sunday 17 July 10.30am
Morning Worship led by Rev. Trevor Dixon.
CIRCUIT SAFEGUARDING OFFICER (ADVOCACY)
The District employs a safeguarding officer who provides a high level of support to local CSOs, thus this role is not about having all the answers, but
about offering signposting and knowing who to go to for advice or further intervention. The Circuit employs an administrator who oversees many of the administrative roles of safeguarding, such as the annual gathering of risk assessments, and safer recruitment (confirming form As and DBS’s are in place etc) The administrator also maintains training lists and will arrange practicalities of training such as venue and dates. The administrator also acts as a point of distribution for information to churches. DBS verification are undertaken by circuit ministers.
Be a key speaker in the Circuit on safeguarding
Encourage safeguarding as a positive expression of the good news across the circuit
Ensure safer recruitment is underway for staff and volunteers across the circuit
Report to circuit meeting, CLT and staff on safeguarding updates
Support trainers in arranging appropriate numbers and locations of training.
Offer a point of contact for signposting on safeguarding issues to church safeguarding officers
With the ministers oversee individual church safeguarding policies, if they vary from the Methodist template.
Build the network of church safeguarding officers as a place of good practice
Encourage and support the circuit trainers in their role, and encourage others to the role
Attend district (and connexional where appropriate) training and support events for Circuit Safeguarding Officers
A full role description including both the advocacy and administrative functions of the safeguarding officer role are in an appendix to the circuit
safeguarding policy available https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/policies-procedure-and-information/policies-and-guidance/
However Nidd Valley Circuit along with many others has separated the administrative and advocacy functions of the role.
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