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.'
Our work includes Code of Ethics, Keeping Children Safe, Reportable Conduct, encouragement of ministry supervision and more. The unit has four staff:
Sue Clarkson, Ethical Standards Manager
Sue is a minister of the word who has a wide range of church experience. She works 0.6 (FTE). She is usually in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is available by email and mobile phone at other times.
e: firstname.lastname@example.org or wk: (03) 9251 5912 or mob: 0437 072 231
Sue is responsible for
Harriet Ziegler, Ethical Standards – Training
Harriet has worked in chaplaincy, media and management and works one to two days a week with Sue on issues related to ministry supervision and Code of Ethics.
e; email@example.com or (03) 9251 5259 (Tues)
Josh Tuhipa-Turner, Safe Church Coordinator
Josh is a social worker who has worked in child protection, restorative justice with young offenders and training. He works 0.6 (FTE) on Tuesday – Thursday.
e: firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9251 5288
Josh is responsible for
Pam Kretzschmar, Safe Church Administration Assistant
Pam's skills in administration, auditing and database management assist the Culture of Safety Unit in all facets of our work.
e: email@example.com or (03) 9251 5245 (Monday – Thursday)
Pam is responsible for
Culture of Safety Steering Group
The Culture of Safety Steering Group encourages the development of the unit and furthers the culture of safety in members' own workplaces. It includes colleagues from the Bethel Pastoral Centre , congregational ministry, equipping Leadership for Mission (eLM), People and Culture (HR), Occupational Health and Safety, and the Synod Sexual Misconduct Complaints Committee.
The Culture of Safety Unit is located at Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, 130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000. Contact any of us using the details above or one of the following addresses.
Working With Children/Vulnerable People Checks - firstname.lastname@example.org
General issues – email@example.com
Code of Ethics training dates – Second session, 2018