A Child Protection department is organised in the church and its growth is promoted by the Pastors, Officers Board and the departmental leaders.
The Light and Life Full Gospel Fellowship takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to its care.
As part of our mission, we are committed to:
Listening to, relating effectively and valuing children, young people and vulnerable adults whilst ensuring their protection within church activities.
Ensuring that those working with children/young people/vulnerable adults are given support and training.
Having a system for dealing with concerns about possible abuse.
Maintaining good links with the statutory child care authorities.
SAFE GUARDING LEADERS
Miss Maxine Benjamin
As a Safeguarding Officer, Miss Benjamin’s responsibility is to coordinate any concerns about a child, young person or vulnerable adult, or the behaviour of an adult working with vulnerable groups. She has to ensure that these groups are appropriately managed effectively. Her role is also to carry out and manage the Disclosure and Barring Service applications, carrying out risk assessments and training if necessary.
She loves this role because it puts her in the position to promote a safer church.
Scripture: Isaiah 43v1
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine."
Mrs Sheryl Henry
Assistant Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Henry is the Assistant Safeguarding Officer. She enjoys her role within the church working with children and looking after their wellbeing because a child’s interest is her priority.
Mrs Henry first attended the LLFGF on the January 15 2006. Before then she would listen to Pastor Buttler every Sunday on vibes FM. She decided on Sunday 15th January she would visit because it was a special day for her. On arrival at the front door a warm welcome captivated her, and she felt great. She said to herself this place reminds me of home (Jamaica). The message was powerful, and everyone was ever so nice. From that day till now LLFGF has been home and she’s not going anywhere else.
Scripture: Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.