Safe Church Training
We provide Safe Church training to all Uniting Church Ministry leaders and Church Council representatives so they can maintain safe places and programs, and to congregation Safe Church Persons.
Upcoming training dates and registration
For upcoming Safe Church Awareness Workshop dates, click here.
To register online for upcoming workshops, click here.
You can also contact the Safe Church Unit to request training by calling (02) 8267 4381 or email SafeChurch@nswact.uca.org.au
All ministry leaders (including ministers and pastors) in church-run programs/events with direct contact with children or other vulnerable people, as well as representatives from the pastoral and practical oversight of each congregation.
For a Church Council this means that at least some members must be Safe Church trained.
Safe Church Contact Persons also undergo training to support them in their role. If you need to know more information about training call (02) 8267 4381 or email SafeChurch@nswact.uca.org.au
Yes. Any Uniting Church member of a faith community, congregation or presbytery can request to attend Safe Church training.
Training is conducted through Safe Church Awareness Workshops. For those required to undergo training, this involves an initial workshop followed by a refresher course every 3 years.
The training covers duty of care, child protection, protecting vulnerable people, understanding and responding to abuse including reporting, safe leadership, recruitment and supervision practices and relevant policies and procedures.