Safer recruitment and DBS The Methodist Church in Britain offer guidance on carrying out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks as part of safer recruitment
Please remember that all DBS applications must be preceded by the completing of the relevant
All workers whether paid or voluntary to have completed the appropriate forms for their role. If you are unsure about this, please contact your Circuit Safeguarding Officer or the District Safeguarding Officer.
Applications and renewals are still being processed during Covid-19 restrictions.
There is now the option to complete the safeguarding Advanced Module online. There will be further face-to-face Advanced Module training sessions in the new year (2022), but if you are able to complete the Module online, please download the Advanced Safeguarding document on this page for the dates, times and booking information.
All staff working with children and adults are required to attend Creating Safer Space training as follows:
The 2016 Methodist Conference has decided that from September 2017, renewal of training will be done every four years. This is to reflect the pace of change in safeguarding.
Renewing Training – The requirement to renew training every four years will only apply to the highest level of safeguarding training undertaken by any individual. If the highest level of training is Foundation Module, then a repeat of this module will be necessary after four years.
Recognition of Church of England Training
The Methodist Church recognises the Church of England Foundation Module (previously called C1) as equivalent and qualifying training to the Foundation Module. Therefore, those who have undertaken that Church of England course will have satisfied attendance requirements listed above in the Methodist Church.
The following safeguarding forms relating to safer recruitment may be found on the Methodist Church website: