Safeguarding is something that concerns everybody within the Methodist Church, because not only is safeguarding everyone’s responsibility, it is at the core of our faith and the mission of the Methodist Church. The Methodist Church believes, along with the whole Christian community, that every single individual has value and dignity, which comes from the creation of us all in God’s image and likeness. Therefore, we have a duty to protect people from harm.

The Yorkshire West District is committed to the work of safeguarding and we are proud of the principles embodied in the Methodist Church’s policy. It is our hope that safeguarding is undertaken with a smile and that those who need help will feel respected, listened to, and understood. We also hope that, even in the most difficult of times, a place of safety and support can be offered to create safer spaces for all.

If you have a concern, please contact one of our District Safeguarding Officers, whose contact details appear at the bottom of this page.

Safeguarding Newsletters

Advanced Safeguarding Module Training Dates

Susan Wishart advises of proposed dates and a schedule for Advanced Safeguarding Training as follows:


Proposed 2022 Dates


Saturday 14 May on Zoom, from 10am - 12pm (plus 4 hours of pre-course work on Theology X. Reasonable IT skills necessary).


Thursday 19 May at Dalton St Paul's, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, HD5 8DE, from 10.30am - 3pm. 

North Kirklees and Morley

Saturday 21 May at Tingley Methodist Church, Westerton Road, Tingley, Wakefield, WF3 1BD, from 10.30am - 3pm.

Leeds (North and East)

Saturday 11 June at Roscoe Methodist Church, Francis Street, Leeds, LS7 3QS, from 10.30am - 3pm. 

Bradford North

Saturday 18 June at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Otley Road, Undercliffe, Bradford, BD2 4QP, from 10.30am - 3pm.


Thursday 23 June on Zoom, from 6.30 - 8.30pm (plus 4 hours of pre-course work on Theology X. Reasonable IT skills necessary).

 Please contact Susan for further details.

Safeguarding Policies and Guidance

See the Connexional website:

District Policy

DBS Guidance

Safeguarding Forms

Safeguarding Officers

Barbara HutchinsonDistrict Safeguarding Officer
Barbara Hutchinson
Tel: 01484 546664 / 07950 832193

Susan WishartDistrict Safeguarding Officer 
Susan Wishart
Tel: 07875 195977

Emma GoodleDistrict Safeguarding Officer
Emma Goodley
Tel: 07743 006413

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Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX
Phone: 01274 442670 (Tuesday to Friday)


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