METHODIST CHURCH OF GREAT BRITAIN website gives “help desk” access and links to Methodist websites across England, Scotland and Wales. It also includes information about what the Methodist Church stands for, who is responsible for different aspects of the church’s work at connexional level, and the latest Methodist Church press releases.

THE Yorkshire North and East District Methodist website gives details of what is happening across the district, reports and minutes from district synod, and acces the monthly newsletter put together by the District Communications Officer.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN, formerly known as the National Children’s Home or NCH, supports and speaks out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to make a difference in their lives. The organisation was founded in 1869 by a young Methodist minister, Thomas Bowman Stephenson, who was shocked by the plight of homeless children on the streets of London. Today (2014) the charity works with more than 50,000 children and young people, runs 480 projects across the UK and tackles issues such as child abuse and neglect.

is a charity with a vision for an end to poverty the world over. To this end it offers a huge range of resources to help people understand the poverty trap and to challenge them to help. It also runs regular appeals, like the annual Christian Aid Week appeal, and responds major crises with emergency disaster appeals

(formerly Methodist Relief & Development Fund) makes small miracles possible for people living in the world’s poorest communities and tries to empower people to change structures that are oppressive and unjust. One of its aims is to contribute to the eradication of poverty through transformative long-term development and disaster relief. It works through a series of partner agencies and also produces resources to inspire and challenge churches to respond to its appeals.

was launched in 2012 to take on the role formerly carried out by Network and Women’s Work. The website enables you to access resources for prayer, Bible study and reflection, discover more about the social action campaigns the organisation is involved with, and meet some of the personnel who hold office. It works through a national office, and through districts, circuits and local churches.

SAFEGUARDING is a concern of The Methodist Church, and the whole Christian community, which is charged to love and care for all people everywhere and in particular for the most vulnerable members of society. Children, young people and vulnerable adults have particular needs and the church needs to ensure that those who are working with people in these categories are working under safe guidelines.

The Independent Safeguarding Authority established by the last Labour Government was merged with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) in 2012 to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). However this website has the latest information on safeguarding.

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