Safe Church

We affirm that all people have the right to be emotionally and physically safe, respected, and have their views and opinions valued at all times. We also live in a country that legislates for people’s safety.

God calls his body to minister to vulnerable people. God identified classes of vulnerable people who were to be protected and given special care and treatment in society because of their powerlessness (Ex. 22:21-22, Deut. 10:17-19, Jer. 22:2-4, James 1:27)

Our Policies and procedures aim to:

  • Minimise the risk of abuse, ministry misconduct and the misuse of positional power.
  • Ensure that all cases of suspected abuse and ministry misconduct are handled thoroughly.
  • Ensure that leaders and programs are safe.
  • Ensure that all people are respected and valued.

For more information please contact:

Safe Church Officer
The Rev’d Glen Wesley
03 5331 1183
safechurch@ballaratanglican.org.au

 

Our Policies and Protocols

Policies, procedures, guidelines and legislation.
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Safe Church Bulletins

A Bulletin from the Safe Church Officer designed to keep you, and your parish up-to-date on the roll-out and administration of our Safe Church Program.
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Training Material

Material provided at Training Days for Clergy and Lay participants.
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Clearances and Police Checks

Material for obtaining a clearance for clerical and lay ministry in the Diocese.
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Safe Church Training Days 2019

Safe Church Training is compulsory for all church members requiring a Clearance for Ministry (including members of parish councils, parish secretaries/treasurers and PTOs).
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Professional Standards 

1800 377 842 [1800 DPS VIC].

A Director of Professional Standards has been appointed to respond to all complaints of abuse by clergy and Church workers.

Episcopal Standards 

1800 997 747.

Episcopal Standards complaints may be made against the Bishop of a Diocese. This is different to a Professional Standards complaint.