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1 Safe Church An initiative of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria

2 What is Safe Church?

3 The Policy and Code of Conduct of the PCV dealing with abuse within the church It represents our commitment in dealing with abuse

4 What is Safe Church? Safe Church replaces the 1993 PCV policy known as ‘Breaking The Silence’

5 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

6 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

7 What is Safe Church? Safe Church applies to... Everyone who works with children under 18 Everyone in a position of authority or leadership

8 What is Safe Church Basic Training?

9 Basic Training covers everything you need to know about the Safe Church Policy and Code of Conduct

10 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?

11 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?

12 Where can I find the Safe Church Policy and Code of Conduct?

13 Brochures have been sent to all congregations Or, contact the Safe Church Unit for assistance Available online at:

14 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:

15 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


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