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 Hope Church, Stafford, 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.

Who are our Safeguarding Team?

The Safeguarding team is currently made up of:

  • Gemma Barnwell, Safeguarding Team Leader  –
  • Debbie Winnington, Safeguarding Deputy Leader  –

You Can Find Our Internal Safeguarding Policy Here

Elim’s Statement of Commitment to Safeguarding

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

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. Refer a safeguarding concern

External Links

Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (ThirtyOneEight)
ThirtyOneEight Helpline


GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

Privacy Policy

Elim Hope Church, Stafford collects information when you register with us or place an order for any of our activities. We will use this information to provide the requested services, maintain guarantee records and, if you agree, to send you marketing information. We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies or organisations. 

Elim Hope Church is committed to ensuring that your privacy and data is protected. We commit to making sure that any personal data we collect, or store is handled securely, sensitively, and in a manner, which reflects the lawful basis for storing the personal data. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your information, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial processes to safeguard any information we have about you.

People who are authorised to have secure access to the database include The Pastors, Elders and Staff. Connect Group Leaders and Ministry Leaders will have limited access to contact details of those within their groups. 

Elim Hope Church, Stafford will use your data for the following:

1. Church administration e.g. pastoral care including calls and visits, maintaining financial records of giving for audit and tax purposes, team rotas, etc.

2. Keeping you informed about church news and services.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing the Pastor. Similarly, please do contact the pastor or one of the leadership team should you have any concerns about your data.

We may change this policy from time to time. This policy is effective from May 2023.

Terms of Service


By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.


1)  Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Elim Hope Church’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

1. modify or copy the materials;

2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Elim Hope Church’s web site;

4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

2) This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Elim Hope Church at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.


The materials on Elim Hope Church’s site are provided “as is”. Elim Hope Church makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

Further, Elim Hope Church does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.


In no event shall Elim Hope Church or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Elim Hope Church’s Internet site, even if Elim Hope Church or a Elim Hope Church authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.


The materials appearing on Elim Hope Church web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Elim Hope Church does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Elim Hope Church may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Elim Hope Church does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.


Elim Hope Church has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Elim Hope Church of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.


Elim Hope Church may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.


Any claim relating to Elim Hope Church web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of UK without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

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