Midge Hall Methodist Church, along with the whole Christian Community, believes that each person has a value and dignity that comes directly from God’s creation of male and female in His own image and likeness. We see this as fulfilled by God’s re-creation in Christ. Among other things, this implies a duty to value all people, as bearing the image of God and, therefore, protect them from harm.
Midge Hall Methodist Church is committed to the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and affirms that the needs of all these people, and others when they are vulnerable, are paramount.
Midge Hall Methodist Church’s Safeguarding co-ordinator is Mrs Christine Stafford who is committed to upholding and demonstrating the Policies of Midge Hall Methodist Church, the Chorley and Leyland Circuit and those of the Methodist Church in general.
All Safeguarding information, including a current, signed Policy Document is prominently displayed on a dedicated notice-board in the church hall and strict up-to-date administration records are kept and shared with Circuit and District Safeguarding Officers, when required. Channels of communication between Church, Circuit and District are good.
Midge Hall Methodist Church currently has 31 persons who are fully DBS cleared and have undergone training as prescribed by The Methodist Church Safeguarding requirements and guidelines.
Reviews of Policy and Practice are carried out annually and revised when the guidelines issued by The Methodist Church necessitate.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Midge Hall Methodist Church operates a Fair Access, Diversity and Inclusion Policy in line with the 9 protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. Every person is treated as an individual and no person will be discriminated against on account of their age, race, colour, religion, culture, gender, sexuality, marital status, social status, disability or appearance, nor be disadvantaged by any other condition or requirement that cannot be shown to be justified.