Safe Church Awareness Workshops

This is a Synod-run activity.

Friday 16th September 2011 ‘“ 9.30am-3.30pm
Goulburn Uniting Church
cnr Bourke & Goldsmith Street, Goulburn

Saturday 17th September 2011 ‘“ 9.30am-3.30pm
Wesley Uniting Church in FORREST, ACT
22 National Circuit (cnr Fitzroy Street) Forrest ACT

The Safe Churches Awareness Workshops take the place of the previous Child Protection Workshops and as such are essential for anyone involved in ministry with young people as well as other people in leadership and pastoral roles within the congregation (eg. children/youth leaders and assistants, SRE teachers, Ministers, Elders, Church Councillors).

Safe Church Workshops are interactive and provide time for group discussions and working with scenarios to help process the information and resources presented. All participants will also receive a workshop manual to keep and all congregation resources can be downloaded in soft copy from the Synod Children’s Ministry Website ‘“ . The cost is just $15 per person and this can be paid by the participant or the participant’s congregation.

Topics covered as part of the workshop include:
# Child protection
# Protecting vulnerable people
# Duty of care and accountability
# Understanding and responding to abuse
# Protective behaviours
# Safe leadership strategies
# Safety in programs and environments

To REGISTER or if you have any questions, please contact Emma Parr (02 8267 4290; emmap at

Please register as soon as possible to ensure your place. The June safe church workshops in Canberra Region reached capacity early but there are still places left for these September workshops.