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WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?

Safeguarding is the protection of children, young and vulnerable adults. It is about protecting those, who may not have a voice otherwise.

At Lifecentral Church, we take Safeguarding seriously, and as such are proud to support our staff and volunteers who are passionately serving the local community in a variety of projects. We are committed to following Government and thirtyone:eight guidelines on safeguarding both children and adults, including good working practice and safer recruitment of workers.

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.

WHO ARE THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM?

The Lifecentral Safeguarding Team is currently made up of five members:

  • Sandra Andrew, Care Network Coordinator & Community Pastor / Safeguarding Lead 18+
  • Andy Hancock, Executive Pastor / Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Sam Hughes, NextGen Pastor / Safeguarding Lead (under 18)

Safeguarding Contact Email: sandra.andrew@lifecentralchurch.org.uk

Elim National Referral Link

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, RESOURCES & INTERNAL POLICIES

Lifecentral Church Safeguarding Policy

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