Safeguarding - information and advice
As Christians we take special care when in situations involving young people or vulnerable adults.
The new Safeguarding requirements for Independant Safeguarding Authority (ISA) registration under the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) is not to proceed for the moment. Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosures continue but using the new forms, available from Methodist Publishing.
Updated (16th June) guidance for completing the forms is available on The Churches Agency for Safeguarding website.
When completing the new forms ignore Q28 in Section A and Box D which relate to ISA registration.
CRB checks remain free for volunteers and the fee is £36 for workers.
All old forms should be destroyed.
Download the May 2010 information leaflet from The Methodist Church Safeguarding Advisor (2 page pdf).
Download the 15th June 2010 announcement from the Safeguarding & Public Protection Unit of the Home Office (2 page pdf).
You can get hold of all the District Safeguarding material by going to the Creating Safer Space page on the MCH website.
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