Upcoming Training Dates
Safe Church Workshops from all providers
Also see below for Uniting Church Facilitated workshop and to REGISTER ONLINE for the Uniting Church workshops. These are posted as soon as they are arranged and it can take a week or two for them to be upload to the full SCTA workshop calendar.
Uniting Church Facilitated Workshops
If you would like any further information, please contact Emma Parr (email@example.com ; 02 8267 4290).
IMPORTANT information about workshops!
On the day of the workshop: Please try to arrive 10-15minutes early to sign in and get settled. Workshops begin promptly after the start time to help make sure it finishes on time.
Cost: Participants or participants’ congregations are asked to contribute $20 per person to attend a Safe Church workshop. This helps cover the cost of course materials and ongoing training.
Refreshments: Please bring your own lunch or you may be able to purchase from nearby shops. Light refreshments will be provided for morning tea.
2013 Safe Church Workshops
19th May 2013 (Sunday 12.30-5.30pm) – Bega Uniting Church (Canberra Region)
25th May 2013 (Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm) - Picton Uniting Church (Parramatta Nepean Presbytery)
15th June 2013 (Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm) - Boronia Park Uniting Church (Sydney North Presbytery)
late July 2013 - Georges River Presbytery
31st July 2013 (Wednesday 10am-3.30pm) – Uniting Office meeting rooms, Level 2, 222 Pitt St, Sydney (near town hall)
17th August 2013 (Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm) Pitt Street Uniting Church, 276 Pitt St, Sydney (Sydney Presbytery)
Safe Churches Training Agreement (SCTA) Approved Training
As the NSW and ACT Synod is a member of the National Council of Churches Safe Church Training Agreement, members of any UCA congregation may attend training run by any of the denominations who are SCTA training partners. Following completion of the workshop, templates to assist UCA congregations meet safe church requirements (including an Action List and Code of Conduct) can be forwarded to them.
Child (Vulnerable People) Protection Courses
The Synod’s child and vulnerable person protection training now meets the SCTA standards. These are known as Safe Church Awareness Workshops. The workshops are interactive and give opportunities for participants to reflect on scenerios and the ‘whys’ and hows’ about safety and protection in the church setting.
- What does it mean to be safe in ministry together?
- What is appropriate behaviour towards children and other vulnerable people?
- How does a church make sure its leaders and volunteers are safe people?
- What happens if a church leader or volunteer is accused of doing the wrong thing?
- When do you report a concern about a child at risk of harm?
- How can my church ensure that it provides safe environment and programs?
To arrange training, please contact Emma Parr (02 8267 4290; firstname.lastname@example.org)