Elim’s statement of commitment to safe guarding


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.

Mark Pugh – General Superintendent


Elim Christian Centre Southampton is a member of ThirtyOne:Eight charity who help organisations protect vulnerable people from abuse. We have a safeguarding policy which is reviewed and updated yearly and we undergo regular safeguarding training. You can find our policy by clicking the following link

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*All of our volunteers are DBS checked and receive the required training.


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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Our safe guarding officers are as follows:

Rev. Steve Crosse

Child and vulnerable adult safeguarding officer

Lydia Owusu-Afram

Assistant child and vulnerable adult safeguarding officer

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