Safeguarding

Statement of Safeguarding Principles
Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
Principles
We are committed to:
• the care and nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults
• the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
• the establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is informed vigilance as to the dangers of abuse.

Further info can be found in our safeguarding policy here

Safeguarding Contacts

Minister: Revd Patrick Stonehewer 0117 9248407 patrickstonehewer@methodist.org.uk)

Church Safeguarding Officer: Jo Hill (followed by a link to send email)

Circuit Safeguarding Officer: Eufron Parry 0117 9691908 circuitsafeguarding@bsgc.org.uk)

District Safeguarding Officer: Kevin Maidment 07925 894649 districtsafeguarding@gmail.com)

Bristol City Council
Children’s Services: 0117 903 6444
Adult Services: 0117 922 2700
Out of Hours: 01454 615165 

Helpline Numbers

Child Line: 0800 1111 – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything
NSPCC Freephone: 0800 800 500 – for adults to contact to get advice or share their concerns about a child
Family Lives (ParentLine Plus): 0808 800 2222 – providing professional, non-judgmental support and advice for all members of the family
Silver Line Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 – free confidential helpline for older people open every day and night of the year
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 – free, open 24 hours
Samaritans: 116 123 – free phoneline open night and day, everyday of the year