"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
The New Life Church Birr Safeguarding Officer is Tanja Bekker - email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The online referral form has been developed to support local churches and Elim’s national safeguarding team to ensure robust record keeping for all safeguarding matters. Anyone is able to raise a safeguarding concern via this form. Copies of the form are automatically sent to the national safeguarding team and the referrer. The national safeguarding team follow up any referrals received. If you, as a church leader or safeguarding coordinator receive information that needs to be passed on to the national safeguarding team, or you wish to seek advice on a safeguarding concern, please complete this online form to enable the team to have the information needed.Link to Report Concern