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 Perth on the following dates:

  • Saturday 23rd February 2019, 9am-1pm at Vose Seminary, Bentley.
  • Saturday 9th March 2019. Mount Barker Baptist Church
  • Thursday 4th April 2019, 6pm-9:30pm at North Beach Baptist Church.
  • Saturday 15th June 2019, 9am-1pm at Vose Seminary, Bentley.
  • Saturday 10th August 2019, 9am-1pm at Thornlie Baptist Church.
  • Saturday 24th August 2019. Albany Baptist Church
  • Saturday 12th October 2019, 9am-1pm at Rockingham Baptist Church.
  • Saturday 14th December 2019, 9am-1pm at Vose Seminary, 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

Churches: If you would like to host a Safe Church workshop in 2020, please contact us at 08 6313 6300 or email

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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