At Concord Baptist 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 fulfil 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 Baptist Association 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, ministry leaders and members of the Diaconate 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 our safe church team using the details below:
Rev. Jonathon Smith (Lead Pastor)
0407 402 659 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Craven (Team Member)
0418 629 028 / email@example.com
Heather Rowe (Team Member)
0439 406 801 / firstname.lastname@example.org
CBC Policies, Codes and Procedures:
- Safe Church Policy
- Code of Conduct
- Guidelines for Activities with Children and Young People
- Baptist Churches Code of Ethics and Conduct
- Persons of Concern Declaration
- Procedure for Conflict Resolution
- Procedure for handling complaints against staff and volunteers
- Procedure for Responding to Child Protection Concerns
- Procedure for Staff and Volunteers
- An Australian Baptists Response to Persons of Concern