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Safeguarding Information

If you would like to download a copy of Ards Elim Church Safeguarding policy, you can do so by clicking the download button below.

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

Ards Elim Safeguarding Coordinators

Safeguarding Coordinator

Rhonda Cameron

07917690889

rhonda_strevens@hotmail.com

Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator

Sarah Shannon

07849952526

Refer A Safegurading Concern

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.

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