Safe Church Awareness Training

Over the next three months, the Safe Church Unit will be providing Safe Church training across the Synod to all Uniting Church Ministry leaders and Church Council representatives to maintain safe places and programs in the church.

The Safe Church Awareness training is in the process of transitioning to a new self-directed online curriculum. The National Safe Church Unit has developed the child safeguarding content and the Synod is developing content ensuring to continue to equip people with a wholistic approach to Safe People, Safe Leaders and Safe Environments.

Covid 19 has proven very challenging in scheduling in person workshops. As important as the training is, the safety and wellbeing of participants remains a priority for the Synod Safe Church Unit. It is important to continue to work with accredited presenters to assess the situation and identify training opportunities across the Synod.

Face to Face training delivers the NCCA Safe Church Program accredited course. This is ecumenical training recognised by churches across Australia.

The following information details the upcoming training dates, time and locations:

DatePresbyteryLocationTimeCourse Number
18 June 2022Parramatta Nepean Auburn Uniting Church Hall
31 Helena St, Auburn NSW 2144
9:30 – 4:00SCAW 22/3
25 June 2022RiverinaLeeton Uniting Church
44 Church St, Leeton NSW 2705
9:30 – 4:00SCAW 22/1
25 June 2022Georges RiverJannali Uniting Church
527 Box Road Jannali NSW
9:30 – 4:00SCAW 22/4
23 July 2022New England North West Southside Uniting Church
440 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth NSW  2340
9:30 – 4:00SCAW 22/2
13 August 2022Sydney Central CoastTerrigal Uniting Church
380 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal 2260
9:30 – 4:00SCAW 22/5

Who needs to attend?

  • Church Council and Elders
  • Pastoral leaders
  • Ministers
  • Ministry program leaders and helpers, including with children, youth and SRE/Scripture in schools

Workshop Topics:

  • Safe Church Foundations
  • Duty of Care
  • Child Protection
  • Protecting Vulnerable People
  • Understanding and Responding to Abuse
  • Safe Leadership
  • Recruitment & Supervision
  • Safety in Programs and Environments
  • Uniting Church Policy and Procedures

Cost:

Full training cost is $25 per person

Bring your own:

  • Lunch
  • Face mask – required

For more information head to the Safe Church Unit website.

Register HERE for the Safe Church Awareness Training in your presbytery!



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Ofa Foiakau is the Youth/High School Ministry Lead and Field Officer (Central/West) within the PULSE team.

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