Supporting vulnerable adults in our congregations and communities

I have great pleasure in commending this new guide that aims to help our churches better support vulnerable people in their congregations and communities.  The guide prompts churches to think about people who become vulnerable for a number of reasons at particular times in their lives and how our long tradition of pastoral care can offer support whilst being alert to potential risks that some people may face.  

Rev Vernon Marsh – Chair of Sheffield District

Guide to Good Practice

Introduction and purpose of guide

This guide has been produced to help churches model best practice in their witness to and work with vulnerable adults. It is designed to be a simple and practical guide to support churches deliver effective pastoral care when vulnerabilities first become apparent or are anticipated through ageing or other threats to wellbeing.

The guide stresses the importance of aiming to prevent concerns becoming critical but does remind church leaders and pastoral visitors that all the local authorities in the Sheffield District publish details of what to do if you have a particular concern about a vulnerable person. Their details are shown at the end of the guide.

Individual sections can be viewed in the Vulnerable Adults section of this website
(www.sheffieldmethodist.org/category/vulnerable-adults/)

You can download the full guide here –  Supporting vulnerable adults-Good Practice guide

If you would like a hard copy, please contact the District Office – admin@sheffieldmethodist.org