Safeguarding is important to us

The Elim Pentecostal Church of which we are a part is committed to safeguarding children and adults in need of protection. The Elim National Leadership Team acknowledges that safeguarding the vulnerable in our churches, activities and within the communities in which we work, both here and overseas is of paramount importance and reflects the nature of Jesus Christ.

As a church we have a safeguarding policy and also ensure that all of our children's workers are DBS checked prior to commencing their work with children. 

It is a requirement of our Elim Charity that each of its churches to adopt a safeguarding policy, carry out training and have good working procedures in place. 

If you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue in Connect Life Church you can contact us through emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us directly at the church.  if you feel your concern cannot be dealt with internally by the church you can contact our National Charity directly through visiting

You can also download a copy of our church safeguarding policy here Safeguarding Policy PDF

Statement of commitment to safeguarding from our National Offices

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

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.