Safe Church workshops

The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo is committed to minimising the risk of misconduct by ensuring its leaders and programs are safe and that all people are respected and valued.

Safe Church Awareness Workshops are ecumenical and are designed for all clergy, ministry leaders, parish councillors, youth and children leaders and anyone with a leadership role within the church.

The workshops cover:

  • duty of care, codes of conduct, power, transparency and accountability
  • protecting vulnerable people, indicators of abuse, responding to abuse and protective behaviours
  • training, recruiting and supervising leaders
  • how to establish and run safe church ministry programs (risk management)

The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo and the Kooyoora Office of Professional Standards encourages all church leaders to attend a Safe Church Awareness Workshop every three years.