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Safe Church Program

Upcoming NCCA Train-the-Trainer


When: Saturday 15 April 2023

Time: 9:30 am – 4::00 pm AEST

Where: Camberwell Methodist Church


When: Tuesday 16 May 2023

Time: 9:30am – 4:00 pm AWST

Where: Grace Methodist Church, Willeton 

More information: Email Naomi Boulton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

eSafety Commissioner Webinars and Training

Professional development

eSafety delivers a free learning and development program to upskill frontline workers who support people experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.

Technology facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations 

When: Tuesday 21 March or Tuesday 11 April 2023

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm AEDT and AEST

Supporting children and young people – technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

When: Tuesday 18 April 2023

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm AEST

Learn more and register here

Webinars for parents and carers

Live webinars on a broad range of topics to give parents and carers the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe online experiences.

  • eSafety 101: how eSafety can help you
  • Setting your child up for success online
  • Getting the most out of gaming
  • Navigating online friendships

Dates and times vary, see schedule - Learn more and register here

Social media self-defence training

Offered by the Women In The Spotlight (WITS) program.

Deliver free workplace-specific sessions online or in person, as well as regular Social Media Self-Defence workshop sessions for the public.

Learn more and register here

Be Connected 

Digital skills and online safety for older Australians

Live online webinars for anyone 50+ years old wanting to develop their digital skills and online safety knowledge.  

Learn more and register here

Book Review:

You Made Me This Way by Shannon Molloy

Daryl Higgins, Professor & Director at the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, draws our attention to the confronting statistic that “One-third of childhood sexual abuse is perpetrated by another child” in his recent book review of Shannon Molloy’s Memoir You Made Me This Way. 

“He calls us to “open our eyes”, to “pledge not to look away” from the issue, despite the challenges. His message is to empower and believe children, to radically reform our judicial system’s reliance on the adversarial system for handling child sexual abuse matters, and to rethink mental health services for victim/survivors.” 

Molloy’s story illustrates that experiences of child sexual abuse are not a life sentence, but the hard part is speaking up. An important part of creating Safe Churches involves creating safe spaces where children can feel safe enough to speak up and know their voices will be heard.  

Read the review online here  

Community-led Statement of Safeguarding

The Paramatta Way of Safeguarding is prominently displayed in the foyer of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Chancery Office and is a beautiful example of a community-led statement of commitment to safeguarding, drawing on Micah 6:8 "This is what the Lord asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.”

Visit the Diocese of Parramatta website


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