Presentation on theme: "Safe Church An initiative of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria."— Presentation transcript:
Safe Church An initiative of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria
What is Safe Church?
The Policy and Code of Conduct of the PCV dealing with abuse within the church It represents our commitment in dealing with abuse
What is Safe Church? Safe Church replaces the 1993 PCV policy known as ‘Breaking The Silence’
What is Safe Church? Safe Church aims to ensure the Policy and Code of Conduct are embedded in the life and ministry of the PCV
What is Safe Church? It does this by providing... A contact point for queries and issues Regular training sessions Well defined policy, practice and procedures
What is Safe Church? Safe Church applies to... Everyone who works with children under 18 Everyone in a position of authority or leadership
What is Safe Church Basic Training?
Basic Training covers everything you need to know about the Safe Church Policy and Code of Conduct
Basic training is... Offered to all presbyteries in 2015 Required, every 3 years, for people in leadership and working with children under 18 About 3 hours in length What is Safe Church Basic Training?
Training information and times can be found online at: Online training and refresher courses will be made available in 2016 What is Safe Church Basic Training?
Where can I find the Safe Church Policy and Code of Conduct?
Brochures have been sent to all congregations Or, contact the Safe Church Unit for assistance Available online at:
The Safe Church Unit The Safe Church Unit supports the PCV in all Safe Church matters including: Compliance Training Reporting Case Management The Training & Compliance Officer, Mrs Fiona Bligh, can be contacted in relation to any Safe Church concerns, matter or enquiry: Mobile:
Basic Training Calendar st February – Melbourne East Surrey Hills PC 7 th March – Kilnoorat King’s College Warrnambool 21 st March – Benalla Tatura PC 18 th April – Melbourne North Bundoora PC 2 nd May – North West Victoria Presbytery, Mildura Sunraysia PC, Mildura 16th May – Ballarat Presbytery – location to be announced 23rd May – Geelong Geelong West PC 6th June – North West Victoria Bendigo PC 20th June – Maroondah Donvale PC 18 th July – Flinders Clarinda PC 1 st August – Melbourne West Presbytery – location to be announced 22 nd August – Gippsland Morwell PC Calendar available at Please register your attendance with the Safe Church Unit All sessions commence at 9.30am and conclude at 12.30pm