“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. 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

Online referral form
If you wish to raise a concern regarding safeguarding within the Elim organisation, the following form

(online referral form ) can be used to notify the National Safeguarding Coordinator. A copy of the form will also be emailed to the person completing the information.

(if you want more information about what we do nationally please click here)

For us as a church locally we have a safeguarding policy which can be viewed below (depending on your browser you may only see a download button to view,)…. if you want to contact anyone at the church about a safeguarding issue, our safeguarding contacts are as follows….

Safeguarding co-ordinator Rev Jackie lines – tel: 07853348149 or email :

Safeguarding deputy co-ordinator Karen Pritchard – Tel : 07702154658 or email :