Our Safe Church Policy
The Safe Church Policy addresses the obligations and responsibilities of churches to provide safe environments for all people that they engage with. This policy aims to:
Embed in church culture
Embed safeguarding of children and vulnerable people in the leadership, governance and culture of the Church.
Reduce the risk of abuse occurring, especially to children and vulnerable people, and to ensure that a caring and appropriate response is taken should abuse occur. We have a zero tolerance for any type of abuse; and
Procedures and processes
Ensure the Church has processes in place to act in an appropriate and timely manner to identify abuse and/or respond to allegations of abuse, reports of suspected abuse or grooming.
Churches of Christ endorses the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations , and adheres to our policy and its related documents to ensure alignment with these principles.