The Culture of Safety Unit is charged with developing 'the culture and processes to ensure that the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is a safe place for all.'
The Culture of Safety Unit is made up of three staff persons.
Sue Clarkson, Ethical Standards Officer
Sue is a minister of the word who has worked for the church in a wide variety of roles. She works three days a week - Tuesday and Thursday in the office and from home on the other days and is contactable then via email and mobile phone.
e: firstname.lastname@example.org or wk: (03) 9251 5912 or mob: 0437 072 231
Sue is responsible for
Josh Tuhipa-Turner, Safe Church Educator
Josh is a social worker who has worked in the areas of child protection, restorative justice with young offenders and training. He works Tuesday - Thursday.
e: email@example.com or (03) 9251 5288
Josh is responsible for
Victoria McDonough, Program manager – Child Safe Implementation
Victoria is a social worker who has experience in child protection and child safeguards in Australia and internationally. She works full time.
e: firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9251 5270
Victoria is responsible for
The Culture of Safety Unit is located at Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, 130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000.
The Culture of Safety Steering Group was established by the Synod Standing Committee in February 2011. Our Steering Group includes colleagues from the Bethel Pastoral Centre , Congregational Ministry, Cross-Cultural Mission and Ministry, Centre for Theology & Ministry, People and Culture (HR), Occupational Health and Safety, and the Synod Sexual Misconduct Complaints Committee.