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Safeguarding Policy

Elim is committed to creating healthy churches and safe spaces for all. We recognise the ways in which children and adults can be at risk of harm or abuse, so endeavour to create a culture to minimise opportunities for abuse to occur. Children rely on adults to keep them safe, therefore all our churches working with children, either directly or indirectly, are committed to safeguarding children in their care.  We seek to do this by providing a safe, stable, and nurturing environment where children can reach their full potential. S


Similarly, within our churches there are adults in need of protection, care and support due to vulnerability, whether that is a permanent or temporary state. We are aware too that within our churches there are relationships of trust, which flourish best within healthy churches and environments, where there is openness, transparency and accountability. 

We firmly believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and all involved in the life of our churches and activities have a role to play in keeping children, young people and adults safe.

Chris Cartwright – General Superintendent

We will review our policy and procedures annually. If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then speak to one of the following who have been approved as safeguarding coordinators for this place of worship/organisation.


Phil Purkiss           Child Safeguarding Coordinator

Ruth Halls                 Deputy Child Safeguarding Coordinator


Click here for a copy of the full policy and procedures. Alternatively, please speak to our Safeguarding Coordinator who is Phil Purkiss 


A copy of our safeguarding policy has been lodged with CCPAS, Elim Headquarters and the Local Safeguarding Children/Adults Board.

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