Safeguarding documents

The Methodist Church in Ireland is committed to the wellbeing of the children and young people who attend our programmes.  Having been at the forefront of Safeguarding since its inception, the church passionately believes in ensuring safe spaces for youth & children’s activities.  We believe that everyone should feel safe and have a voice. 

Since 2004, MCI’s Child Protection Policy has been called ‘Taking Care’, written in conjunction with our close colleagues from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.  This has been updated twice now to ensure that the church has the most current policies and procedures in place.  This is the document upon which our child protection policies are based.

The Connexional Safeguarding Officer provides a comprehensive Child Protection training programme for leaders, volunteers and ministers across the island of Ireland.  Each training session will last a minimum of two hours and attendees must be present for the duration.  

IMYC processes vetting forms through the National Vetting Bureau and AccessNI. 

The current Code of Practice for AccessNI can be found here.

For more information contact Dani at or Nicky at




Training in Antrim has been postponed until further notice. Dates in May will be reviewed closer to time.




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Full Manual

Sample child protection policy 


Application Process

Leaders helpers application NI

Leaders helpers registration NI

Leaders helpers application ROI

Leaders helpers registration ROI

Reference Request Form

Gardai application process


Consent forms

Parental consent forms colour

Parental consent forms grayscale

Consent form for special outings

Residential outing form


Incident forms

Accident/ incident

Acknowledge of report of concern about a child

Record of meeting form

Report of concern about a child

ROI welfare concern form


Safe practices

Anti-bullying policy

Code of conduct form

Common protocol 

Computer contract form

Registration of designated person

Appointment of designated person factsheet

Process for electronic applications access NI

Internet information factsheet 

Personal care log

Personal care plan

Child protection policy review factsheet

Leaders and helpers register annual update form 

Complete leaders and helpers register form

Children and young people risk assessment 

Safe practices checklist

Sexting and the law

Sign in sheet

Security policy

Ex-offenders policy 

Regulated activity guidance 


To find information and resources on safeguarding, please click the following link to the IMYC website