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.

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:

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

Wed 17 Feb 2021. 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Sun 28 Mar 2021. 2.00pm-4.00pm                                                

Sun 23 May 2021. 2.00pm-4.00pm                                                    

Wed 16 Jun 2021. 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Tues 17 Aug 2021. TBC     

Wed 15 Sep 2021. TBC         

Tues 12 Oct 2021. TBC                                 

Fri 10 Nov 2021. 7.30pm - 9.30pm         

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

Sat 20 Feb 2021. 10.30am-12.30pm (Busselton Baptist Church) – Refresher

Fri 26 Mar 2021. 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Albany Baptist Church) – Refresher

Sat 27 Mar 2021. 9.30am – 11.30am (Albany Baptist Church) – Awareness

Sat 24 Apr 2021. 9.30am-11.30am (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) – Awareness

Sat 24 Apr 2021. 9.30am-11.30am (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) - Refresher

Sat 24 Apr 2021. 12.30pm-2.30pm (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) – Awareness

Sat 24 Apr 2021. 12.30pm-2.30pm (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) - Refresher

Sat 12 Jun 2021. 9.30am-11.30am (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) – Awareness

Sat 12 Jun 2021. 9.30am-11.30am (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) - Refresher

Sat 12 Jun 2021. 12.30pm-2.30pm (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) – Awareness

Sat 12 Jun 2021. 12.30pm-2.30pm (Morling - Vose Campus, Bentley) - Refresher

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

Face-to-face Workshops (register by emailing safechurch@baptistwa.asn.au):

Sat 20 Feb 2021. 9.30am-12.30pm (Busselton Baptist Church) – Awareness

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

 

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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