Elim Family Church Southwater is committed to creating a healthy church 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 our church is committed to safeguarding children in its care.  We seek to do this by providing a safe, stable, and nurturing environment where children can reach their full potential. Similarly, within our church 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 church there are relationships of trust, which flourish best within a healthy church 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 church have a role to play in keeping children, young people and adults safe.

Dave Taylor – Senior Minister

Please see our safeguarding policy here including contact details of our safeguarding co-ordinators.

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