District Safeguarding Officer

Gill Crippen
Methodist designated mobile: 07793 012215

District Safeguarding Officer: Casework & Training

Rev Jan Atkins Snow
Methodist designated mobile: 07860 451044

We are here to support and help keep everyone safe in our churches.  If you need any help with safeguarding matters, even if it is just a nagging doubt, there are people who are able to help.  Each church will have a poster with details of who can be contacted in the church, circuit, and district, as well as outside agencies who can offer advice.

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, call the Emergency Services on 999 or 101.


The Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance for the Methodist Church has been updated again (April 2019).

All churches and circuits and required to review their Safeguarding Policy annually.  Please check the new Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance for the Methodist Church in Britain, April 2019,  to ensure that your policy is as up to date as possible.  Please send a copy of all Circuit Safeguarding Policies to the District Safeguarding Officer, Gill Crippen, when they are reviewed.

Safer Recruitment

The Practice Guidance on Safer Recruitment has been updated (January 2018).  In includes clear guidelines on all aspects of recruitment, including DBS requirements for different roles.  There are 10 Steps to follow, which are laid out clearly and should help in the recruitment process.

Please remember that all DBS applications must be preceded by completion of the relevant Self-Disclosure form.

All workers, whether paid or voluntary, must have completed the appropriate forms for their role.  If you are unsure about this, please contact the District Safeguarding Officer, Gill Crippen.

Please click for Form A Parts 1 and 2 for Volunteers

Privacy Notices

Links to Privacy Notices:

Notices to be added.


Please click for The Methodist Church's connexional safeguarding information.


Please click on Creating Safer Space Modules below for more information.

Further information to be added to this page.

Sarah Sutherland, 27/06/2019