Safeguarding Policy

Horfield Methodist Church

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of humans in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

HMC Safeguarding policy November 2021

Safeguarding Contacts

Minister: Rev Martin Slocombe 0117 9629679 or 07769 982367

Church Safeguarding Officer: Pauline Harris (adult) and Eurfron Parry (children)

Circuit Safeguarding Officer: Eurfron Parry 0117 9691908

District Safeguarding Officer: Kevin Maidment 07925 894649

Bristol City Council:
Children’s services: 0117 903 6444
Adult Services: 0117 922 2700
Out of Hours: 01454 615165

Child Line: 0800 1111 – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything;

NSPCC Freephone: 0800 800 500 – for adults to contact to get advice or share their concerns about a child;

Family Lives (ParentLine Plus) : 0808 800 2222 – providing professional, non-judgmental support and advice for all members of the family;

Silver Line Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 – free confidential helpline for older people open every day and night of the year