The church takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.
The church contacts are: Rev. Fran Rhys, and Helen Ragan who is the Safeguarding officer. Their contact details and other information can be found in the Safeguarding leaflet below. South Wigston Methodist Church's Safeguarding Policy can also be downloaded, and there is further information in the Methodist Church safeguarding policy, procedures and guidance.
The Methodist Church has published a set of good practice guidelines for churches to raise awareness of sexual harassment, support victims, and bring about a change in culture to ensure all churches are caring communities, where people safely meet for worship, sharing and learning.
In the foreword to the guidelines and in a short film to go with them, the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, President of the Conference, says:
“In these guidelines the Methodist Church is stepping forward to enable a safer worshipping and working environment for all associated with its work. More than this, it is aiming to initiate a change of mind-set and behaviours to take responsibility away from victims and bring those who harass to task.”