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Our Works - Safe Church Program

Safe as Churches? 8 Conference

Our Works - Safe Church Program

16 - 17 May 2017 - Jasper Hotel, Melbourne

Early Bird Registrations close 28 February 

Breaking ground for safer churches and stronger communities, the upcoming "Safe as Churches?" Conference is the 8th biennial conference.  The conference will bring together various leaders and experts to network and develop effective ways to lead our churches in best practices for safeguarding our children, youth and the vulnerable.

At this conference we will be looking at the: impact of abuse on survivors; pastoral care of survivors and parishes; Family Violence prevention; Elder Abuse; eSafety and digital trends; plus various workshops to assist churches in being a safe place for all people

Keynote addresses

  • A Commissioner from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will provide an update

  • Mary Barry – Our Watch: Family and Domestic Violence prevention

  • Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner - eSafety presntation on digital trends, cyber bullying and family violence 

  • Megan Mitchell - The National Children's Commissioner

Who should attend this conference?

  • Clergy, Ministers, Religious Orders

  • Professional Standards Officers

  • Directors of church related services

  • Youth and Children’s Ministers/Pastors/Workers

  • Safe Church Workshop Trainers and Presenters

  • Social Workers, Supervisors and Pastoral Care providers

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