Safe Church

Epping Uniting Church is following the Uniting Church in Australia NSW and ACT Safe Church Guideline

At Epping Uniting Church, we take seriously our responsibility to provide protection and a safe environment for all people. Our Safe Church policy takes into consideration all vulnerable people in our church, whether they be children, young people, elderly, those with disabilities or the emotionally and or spiritually vulnerable. All our Kids Church leaders are required to attend ‘Creating Safe Spaces’ training and complete a ‘Working with Children Check. 

Creating Safe Spaces training seeks to ensure safe ministry policy and practice to protect children and all vulnerable people from harm and abuse. As we establish and maintain safe ministry in our church events and programs we will fulfill our biblical, ethical, denominational, risk management, insurance, and legal responsibilities. Creating Safe Spaces includes a focus on child protection but seeks to protect all vulnerable people, including fulfilling our duty of care under Work Health and Safety legislation to provide a safe physical environment. The Uniting Church in Australia Synod of NSW and ACT strongly recommends that all those working with children and young people or vulnerable adults, including all staff, as well as those with oversight responsibilities such as worship leaders, volunteers and Church Council members complete Creating Safe Spaces training every 3 years.

You can find our Safe Church policies, codes and procedures below.

If you would like further information, please contact any member of the Epping Uniting Church Council or Safe Church Team member:

Greg Woolnough

Minister

Phone 0407 291 958

Email communication@eppingunitingchurch.org.au

Andrew Miller

Community Organiser

Phone 0412 687 105

Email communication@eppingunitingchurch.org.au


Rosemary Leslie

Safe Church Officer

Phone

Email communication@eppingunitingchurch.org.au

Policies, Codes and Procedures

Safe Church Policy

Code of Conduct for Leaders

Guidelines for Activities with Children and Young People

Uniting Church Code of Ethics and Conduct

Persons of Concern Declaration

Reportable Conduct NSW

Procedure for handling complaints against staff and volunteers

Responding to and reporting Child Abuse


All the information regarding these policies is available via the Church Office


For more information