Safe Ministry with Children Training and Resources
The Queensland Synod’s development and implementation of the Safe Ministry with Children policies and procedures has developed in response to the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the need to develop tools and resources for congregations which help them adhere to child safe standards, whilst undertaking business as usual. The Safe Ministry with Children: Providing Safe Ministry Policy aligns with all ten of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, and aims to provide safe ministry that is inclusive and child-focused. Across the Synod, children, families, helpers and leaders are made aware of the required Behavioural Standards for all volunteers, staff and participants attending activities within the Uniting Church. Carers, parents or guardians of children and vulnerable adults (children and adults with disabilities, the elderly, children and adults experiencing domestic and family violence, children and young people) should be able to expect the same degree of understanding of safe ministry care at all Uniting Churches in Queensland.
The resources utilised for Safe Ministry with Children have been annually reviewed against the National Safe Church Framework, and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, whilst complying with Queensland State legislation - the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 and the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Regulation 2011. All Ministry Agents, and Lay Workers (all lay staff, volunteers and helpers) are required to attend regular training, in order to participate in programs and activities for children and vulnerable adults.
This website provides online access to all Safe Ministry with Children training for Lay Workers. A Moodle account is required, in order to access the Lay Worker training modules. You may create an account yourself, however you will not be granted access to Moodle until an administrator provides confirmation of your account. If you have created an account, and you require confirmation of your account, please contact your presbytery. Alternately you may contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your presbytery.
Your presbytery office can then ensure that you are enrolled in the correct courses. However if you are a Ministry Agent requiring training, please contact email@example.com to register or enrol in ULearn.
This website also provides online access to all Safe Ministry with Children resources. To access the Safe Ministry with Children resources, please contact your presbytery office or alternately, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.