The Culture of Safety Unit is responsible for:
In his role as Safe Church Educator, Mr Josh Woollett is responsible for
A brochure on the Culture of Safety Unit is also available.
The Culture of Safety Unit is located at Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, 130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000.
Josh Woollett, 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.
The Culture of Safety Steering Group was established by the Synod Standing Committee in February 2011. "Culture of Safety" is defined as "the culture and processes developed to ensure that the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is a safe place for all".
To get a general sense of how we do this, please see our report to the September 2014 Synod meeting.
The Culture of Safety Unit is comprised of two part-time staff who are part of the Synod Secretariat and based at the Centre for Theology & Ministry. The unit works in an inter-disciplinary way. Our Steering Group includes colleagues from the Bethel Pastoral Centre, Congregational Ministry, Cross-Cultural Mission and Ministry, Centre for Theology & Ministry, Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, and the Synod Sexual Misconduct Complaints Committee.
For more information, please see our Forms page.
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
Keeping Children Safe Policy (including links to policy templates)
Working With Children Check/Registration Policy
Guide on the Prevention of Sexual Grooming
Safe Leaders Guide
2016 TRAINING WORKSHOP CALENDARS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Safe Church Training 2016 Workshop Calendar
Safe Church Training Registration
Code of Ethics Training 2016 calendar
Safe Church PoliciesRole Description for Safe Church Contact Person
The Safe Church Recognition Program
Supervision Standards for Ministers (and those defined as Ministers)
Culture of Safety Steering Group - September 2014
Code of conduct for the prevention of abuse
BROCHURES TO ASSIST KEEPING A SAFE CHURCH
Brochure - Creating a safe environment for children in our Church
Brochure - Creating a safe environment for Vulnerable Adults
Brochure - Safe Leaders Guide
Brochure - Persons of Concern policy