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.

Leeds South and West Methodist Circuit 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.

Click here for Our Safeguarding Policy

 Circuit Safeguarding Officers

Cathy Boocock, Erica Hartley

0113 279 4816


District Safeguarding Officer

Emma Goodley – 07743 006413


 If you are under 19 and want to talk to someone you can ring 0800 111

or you can chat online and find more information at

Support for survivors:

Please look at the information provided by the Methodist Church for survivors and those supporting survivors.


Support for survivors:

Circuit Plan

The Circuit Plan has been published, please click on here to view it. 

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