Safeguarding is a priority at Ingatestone Elim Church. A copy of our policy is available on request. Click here to read our leadership safgeuarding statement.

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

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or an adult with care and support needs, you can get in touch with our Safeguarding Coordinators:

Pastor Lee Carmichael - 079715157889 /

Marcia Weeks - 07508609257 

Alternatively you can get in touch with our national safeguarding team at Elim HQ on 01684 588913 or visit their page here.

You can also contact thirtyone:eight, with whom we are affiliated, on 0303 003 1111.

If you concern involves Pastor Lee Carmichael then contact Elim HQ in the first instance.