Wendy Gould
Circuit Safeguarding Co-ordinator

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Circuit Safeguarding Team work hard to help and support all of the churches in the circuit to ensure that every church is a safe and welcoming place for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  The CIRCUIT SAFEGUARDING POLICY  provides the basis for this work and every effort is made to ensure we fulfil our legal duties and responsibilities and follow the guidelines provided by the Methodist Church. 

 

This work involves the provision of regular training for new and existing workers. New workers with children, young people and vulnerable adults are required to complete Foundation Training, and those who continue to serve in this area are required to complete a Refresher Course every four years. Details of the next training events will be posted above or on the HOME page calendar 

It cannot be stressed too strongly the importance of this work. Every safeguarding concern brought to our attention relating to the work of the circuit will be investigated further and appropriate action will be taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all. 

CONTACTS

Should you have any questions or queries relating to safeguarding matters please get in touch with:

  • Wendy Gould (Circuit Safeguarding Officer) Tel. 01902 422100 - 

  • Rev Chris Collins (Circuit Superintendent Minister) Tel. 01902 422100 / 01902 687635 E mail - christopher.collins@methodist.org.uk

  • Margaret Reynolds (District Safeguarding Officer)

        Mobile - 07800 719639

HELPLINE NUMBERS

Wolverhampton: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team: Children: 01902 555392
Adults: 01902 551199
Out of hours emergency 01902 552999

 

South Staffordshire

Children: 0800 131 3126 or text 07773 792016

Adults: 0345 604 2719 or text
Out of hours emergency: 0845 604 2886 or text 07773 792016

 

Dudley

Children: 0300 555 0050
Adults: 0300 555 0055

Out of hours: 0300 555 8574

The Haven Wolverhampton

24-hour helpline for women  - Freephone 08000 194400

 

St George's Hub

Support for male victims - Tel. 01902 421904

 

National Domestic Violence

Helpline for women - Tel.  0808 2000247

 

National Domestic Violence

Helpline for men - Tel. 0808 8010327

 

NSPCC FGM

Helpline - Tel. 0800 0283550

 

Karma Nirvana

Helpline for victims of 'honour based' violence and forced marriage Tel. 0800 5999247

 

Wolverhampton Adults Social Care

Tel. 01902 551199

 

Wolverhampton Children's Social Care

Tel. 01902 555392

 

The Samaritans

Call free any time, from any phone 116 123