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 Workshop (4 hours):

Sat 5 Feb 2022.  9.00am – 1.00pm (East Fremantle Baptist Church) – Awareness & Refresher

Sat 19 Feb 2022.  9.00am - 1.00pm (Kalgoorlie Baptist Church) - Awareness & Refresher

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

Sun 20 Feb 2022.  2.00pm - 4.00pm - Awareness & Refresher

Wed 16 Mar 2022.  7.30pm - 9.30pm - Awareness & Refresher

Wed 4 May 2022.  7.30pm - 9.30pm - Awareness & Refresher

Sun 22 May 2022.  2.00pm - 4.00pm - Awareness & Refresher

Wed 22 Jun 2022.  7.30pm - 9.30pm - Awareness & Refresher

Sun 14 Aug 2022.  2.00pm - 4.00pm - Awareness & Refresher

Wed 12 Oct 2022.  7.30pm - 9.30pm - Awareness & Refresher

Sun 6 Nov 2022.  2.00pm - 4.00pm - Awareness & Refresher

To book your place at an upcoming workshop click here

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

Sun 27 March 2022.  12.00pm to 2.00pm (Carey Baptist Church, Harrisdale) - Refresher

Sun 27 March 2022. 3.00pm - 5.00pm (Carey Baptist Church, Harrisdale) - Awareness

Sat 11 June 2022. 9.30am - 11.30am (North Beach Baptist Church, North Beach) - Refresher

Sat 11 June 2022. 12.30pm - 2.30pm (North Beach Baptist Church, North Beach) - Awareness

Sat 17 Sept 2022.  9.30am - 11.30am (Morling-Vose Campus, Bentley)

Sat 17 Sept 2022.  12.30pm - 2.30pm (Morling-Vose Campus, Bentley)

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 2022, 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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