Baptist Churches Western Australia is churches working together to do what would be difficult as individual congregations.

Safe Church

The Bible consistently expresses God's concern for the well-being of the vulnerable members of society, children in particular. Christ's words and example provide a strong rationale for churches being responsible for all those in their care. Baptist Church Western Australia takes this responsibility very seriously. Our Safe Church program incorporates an awareness workshop for every person in a leadership role within our churches, from pastors and elders to those in home groups, seniors' ministry, youth group, Sunday school and more.

The workshop covers the following areas:

Biblical Foundations

  • Vulnerable People
  • Sharing in Ministry
  • Duty of Care
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Legal & Insurance Implications

Protecting Vulnerable People

  • Understanding abuse
  • Responding to abuse
  • Protective behaviours

Safe Leaders

  • The right type of people
  • Recruitment
  • Supervision
  • Responding to ministry misconduct

Safe Programs

  • Safe Programs
  • Incidents
  • Physical environments
  • Emotional environments

Safe Church Dates

Awareness and Refresher workshops will be run in Western Australia on the following dates:

  • Sat 1 February 2020. 9am-1pm. Manjimup Baptist Church. Manjimup.
  • Sat 8 February 2020. 9am-1pm. Kalgoorlie Baptist Church.
  • Sat 15 February 2020. 9am-1pm. Lake Joondalup Baptist Church. Joondalup.
  • Sat 14 March 2020. 9am-1pm  Karratha Baptist Church. Karratha.
  • Sat 28 March 2020. 9am-1pm. Katanning Baptist Church. Katanning.
  • Thurs 2 April 2020. 6-9.30pm. South Perth Baptist Church. South Perth.
  • Sat 9 May 2020. 9am-1pm. Tom Price Baptist Church. Tom Price.
  • Sat 13 June 2020. 9am-1pm. Vose Seminary. Bentley.
  • Sat 25 July 2020. 9am-1pm. 1Church. Mandurah.
  • Sat 8 Aug 2020. 9am-1pm. Dalwallinu Baptist Church. Dalwallinu.
  • Sat 8 August 2020. 9am-1pm. Gosnells Baptist Church. Gosnells.
  • Sat 31 October 2020. 9am-1pm. Inglewood Community Church. Dianella.
  • Sat 12 December 2020. 9am-1pm. Vose Seminary. Bentley.

To book your place at an upcoming workshop click here.

If you would like to submit a group booking from your church, please fill out this form and email to safechurch@baptistwa.asn.au.

Churches: If you would like to host a Safe Church workshop in 2020, please contact us at 08 6313 6300 or email safechurch@baptistwa.asn.au.

For more information about Safe Church, please download and read through these helpful documents.

Safe Church Policy
Code of Good Leadership Practices
Risk Management & Safe Environment Guidelines

Further documents can be found by clicking here.

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