Baptist Churches Western Australia is churches working together to do what would be difficult as individual congregations.

Safe Church

The Bible consistently expresses God's concern for the well-being of the vulnerable members of society, children in particular. Christ's words and example provide a strong rationale for churches being responsible for all those in their care. Baptist Church Western Australia takes this responsibility very seriously. Our Safe Church program incorporates an awareness workshop for every person in a leadership role within our churches, from pastors and elders to those in home groups, seniors' ministry, youth group, Sunday school and more.

BCWA Safe Church Training is available to churches that are affiliated with Baptist Churches Western Australia.

The workshop covers the following areas:

Biblical Foundations

  • Vulnerable People
  • Sharing in Ministry
  • Duty of Care
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Legal & Insurance Implications

Protecting Vulnerable People

  • Understanding abuse
  • Responding to abuse
  • Protective behaviours

Safe Leaders

  • The right type of people
  • Recruitment
  • Supervision
  • Responding to ministry misconduct

Safe Programs

  • Safe Programs
  • Incidents
  • Physical environments
  • Emotional environments

Safe Church Dates

Awareness and Refresher workshops will be run in Western Australia on the following dates:

Face-to-face Workshops (register by emailing safechurch@baptistwa.asn.au):
Face-to-face Woprkshop (requires completion of OnlineTraining before attending)

Sat 31 July 2021. 9am–1pm (Parkerville Baptist Church)

Workshops Via Zoom (requires completion of Online Training before participation):                                              

Sun 25 July 2021. 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Tues 17 Aug 2021.  7.30pm - 9.30pm

Wed 15 Sep 2021.  7.30pm - 9.30pm

Wed 13 Oct 2021.  7.30pm - 9.30pm                     

Fri 10 Nov 2021. 7.30pm - 9.30pm

To book your place at an upcoming workshop click here

Face-to-face Workshop (requires completion of Online Training before attending):

Sat 6 Nov 2021. 9.30am-11.30am (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) – Awareness

Sat 6 Nov 2021. 9.30am-11.30am (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) - Refresher

Sat 6 Nov 2021. 12.30pm-2.30pm (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) – Awareness

Sat 6 Nov 2021. 12.30pm-2.30pm (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley)  - Refresher

To book your place at an upcoming workshop click here.

If you would like to submit a group booking from your church, please fill out this form and email to safechurch@baptistwa.asn.au.

Churches: If you would like to host a Safe Church workshop in 2021, please contact us at 08 6313 6300 or email safechurch@baptistwa.asn.au.

For more information about Safe Church, please download and read through these helpful documents.

Safe Church Policy
Code of Good Leadership Practices
Risk Management & Safe Environment Guidelines

Further documents can be found by clicking here.

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