This page outlines our policies and approaches to data protection, privacy and safeguarding.
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data either directly or indirectly (in combination with other information). The processing of such data by an organisation is subject to the appropriate legal safeguards as specified in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into UK law in May 2018.
The data can be stored on paper, computer or any other media and is subject to the same guidelines.
This policy aims to explain what personal data we collect, how we collect it, how we store and secure it and what we use it for.
Safeguarding is the protection of children, young and vulnerable adults. It is about protecting those who may not have a voice otherwise. At York Elim Church, we take safeguarding seriously.
Elim is committed to creating healthy churches and safe spaces for all. We recognise how children and adults can be at risk of harm or abuse, so we endeavour to create a culture to minimise opportunities for abuse. 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.
Our Safeguarding Team
The Safeguarding team at York Elim is currently made up of two members.
- Helen Aitchison, Lead Safeguarding Coordinator
- Charli Goodfellow, Safeguarding Coordinator