Due to the work of Australia’s Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, the responsibility for Australian faith-based organisations to engage their staff and members about child safety has never been clearer.
The Uniting Church has developed a National Child Safe Policy Framework. The Framework, Implementation Plan, Implementation Checklist and more are available at http://assembly.uca.org.au/royalcommission
Our Next Training Session for Congregation Safe Ministry with Children (no Ministry Agents)
Individuals or congregations wishing to undergo or run safe ministry with children training are encouraged to engage the Queensland Synod’s Safe Ministry with Children resources, which can be found on the Synod website here.
The Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia seeks to embrace a Safe Ministry with Children. As a result policies and documents are now available to assist congregations in keeping children safe.
- Safe Ministry With Children Policy
- Safe Ministry with Children Social Media Policy
- Overseeing SMC Guide for Committees
- Church Council Statement of Commitment
- Persons of Concern document
- safety-agreement (template)
This document is a tool to assist Church Councils in maintaining a register of people within the congregation who work with children/youth. It is the document that is to be used to complete the annual report/audit to Synod:
- Register of Workers Form
Register of Workers (Excel Version) (NB: Scroll down page to locate file)
All of these documents can also be found on the Synod Website, along with many other useful resources and tools.
For assistance with any of the documents please contact Lynette Drew (firstname.lastname@example.org or 3377 9744)
QLD Government Blue Card application forms can be downloaded from the Government website here.
*Please note this Blue Card application form is only for members of the congregation and is not for Ministry Agents as they need to fill out a different form. If you are Ministry Agent please contact the Qld Synod Payroll team on (07) 33779863.