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Upcoming Training Dates – 2017

Uniting Church Facilitated Workshops

To REGISTER – click on: Online Registrations or,
For group registrations e-mail: safechurch@nswact.uca.org.au or, call: 02 8838 8912.
Please make sure to include which church you belong to and which workshop you would like to attend.

IMPORTANT information about workshops!

On the day of the workshop: Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes 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 $25 per person to attend a Safe Church Awareness Workshop (and $20 per person for the refresher workshop) .  This helps cover the cost of course materials and ongoing training.
However, we do not believe cost should not be a barrier to participation – please contact Emma (EmmaP@nswact.uca.org.au) as some subsidies are available.

Refreshments: Please bring your own lunch or you may be able to purchase from nearby shops. Light refreshments will be provided for morning/afternoon tea/supper.

2017 Safe Church Workshops
Click here to be directed to the NCCA’s ecumenical listing
of upcoming SCTA workshops in

For Uniting Church hosted workshops please see: www.ume.nswact.uca.org.au

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 scenarios and the ‘whys’ and hows’ about safety and protection in the church setting.

Topics include:

  • 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 8838 8977 / EmmaP@nswact.uca.org.au)


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