Safe Church Awareness Workshops

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Equipping our church communities to be safe places through growing awareness and understanding of safety and protection.

Who needs to attend ?
Pastoral leaders, Elders/Church Council, Ministers, Children and Youth program leaders and helpers, including SRE/Scripture in schools. Refresher Workshops are for those who have attended a Safe Church Awareness Workshop before and are due for a refresher/update (every 3 years) – more about the refresher option trial below.

Workshops for Canberra Region (to be held in Queanbeyan and Narooma)
NSW/ACT Synod Uniting Mission and Education (UME) are holding the following workshops for Canberra Region Presbytery in October. To assist UME with preparation, please register with them by Tuesday 7th October.  Online: www.ume.nsw.uca.org.au Email: safechurch[at]nsw.uca.org.au  Phone: 02 8838 8912.

Saturday 18th October – Queanbeyan Uniting Church Cnr Crawford St & Rutledge St, Queanbeyan Workshop (9.30am-3.30pm); Refresher Only (9.30am-1pm)
Sunday 19th October – Queanbeyan Uniting Church Cnr Crawford St & Rutledge St, Queanbeyan Refresher Only (12.30-3.30pm)
Friday 31st October – Narooma Uniting Church 134 Wagonga St / Princes Highway, Narooma Workshop (9.30am-3.30pm); Refresher Only (9.30am-1pm)

Workshop Topics: Safe Church Foundations, Duty of Care, Child Protection, Protecting Vulnerable People, Understanding and Responding to Abuse, Safe Leadership, Recruitment & Supervision Procedures, Safety in Programs and Environments, Uniting Church Policy and procedures.

**Refresher option trial** To provide more opportunities for refresher participation, on 18th we will be trialling the option to participate in part of a full awareness workshop, with an additional 20-30min session (during the lunch break), to finish at approximately 1pm. This is longer than attending the separate option on 19th. Please indicate when registering if you would like to participate in this option.

Workshop Cost: $20 per person (Refresher only $10) Morning tea provided. Please bring your own lunch.

This Safe Church Awareness Workshop run by the Uniting Church is endorsed by the Safe Church Training Agreement of the National Council of Churches, Australia.