As Christians we are charged to love and care for each other. This is particularly true where the most vulnerable members of our community are concerned.

Children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable have specific needs, which can be met by the Church if its members respond to the call to be Christ's people, living in his way. This means living in today's world amongst its problems and challenges, recognising that some of these will be challenges for the church itself.

Safeguarding is about preventing the abuse of children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable and promoting their welfare. The aim of the Methodist Church Safeguarding policy is to create Christian communities of love and care, where good practice in this area becomes a way of life.

View our Safeguarding Policy and Statement of Safeguarding Principles

Safeguarding Contacts

Each church will have their own Safeguarding Officer and Safeguarding Policy, details of which will be available in the church.

The Circuit Safeguarding contact is:


Jane Austin

Phone 07983 085336


The Safeguarding Officer for the Manchester and Stockport District is:


Helen Bolton

Phone 07498 800427