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.