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Safe Church Program

Training update

Three new safeguarding webinars available from the NCCA and Catholic Professional Standards (CPSL). We have worked collaboratively to design resources to help faith communities across Australia keep children safe and protected in faith organisations.

The webinars are available to anyone working in a faith-based context looking to strengthen their organisation's ability to protect children effectively in faith environments. Each webinar is a collaboration with experts in their respective fields, and offers informed and comprehensive training. 

‘Grooming Awareness’ for churches was identified as a key area for learning and training. The webinar series is designed for varying levels of knowledge and leadership, so please have a look through the three webinars on offer to determine which are most suitable for your role and ministry. 

Information about each of the sessions and registration links can be found below. 


Webinar: Introduction to Grooming Awareness

Date: 15 May 2020 

Time: 9.30am - 11.00am AEST

Cost: $50 + GST for members* / $55 + GST for non-members**

This online Introduction to Grooming Awareness webinar is intended for anyone in a faith organisation at a parish or congregation level wanting to gain an entry-level understanding of how to identify, interrupt and report grooming behaviours.

The webinar presentation will be delivered with the participation of Sue Crittall, a social worker and professional supervisor.

Learn more information about this session in our flyer - Introduction to Grooming Awareness.    

* A member refers to Church Authorities who are party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. As at January 2019, members include a Church Authority who is a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Australian Episcopal Conference for the Roman Catholic Church) or a member of Catholic Religious Australia.

** A non-member is any Church Authority or Catholic entity that is not party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.


Webinar: Introduction to Unwanted Contact & Grooming Online

Date: 22 May 2020

Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm AEST

Cost: This webinar is free of charge

This online Introduction to Unwanted Contact & Grooming Online is intended for parents and carers as well as anyone involved in a faith or church community who has responsibilities or oversight for those utilising the online environment (i.e. parishioner, lay or ordained ministry, employed or volunteer). Participants will gain an entry-level understanding of how to identify, interrupt and report unwanted contact and grooming behaviours in the online environment.

The presentation will be delivered with participation from online safety expert David Willey, a Senior Investigator with the eSafety Commissioner’s Cyber Report Content Investigations team

Learn more information about this session in our flyer - Introduction to Unwanted Contact & Grooming Online.  


Webinar: How to Facilitate a Grooming Awareness Activity

Date: 28 May 2020 

Time: 9.30am - 11.00am AEST

Cost: $50 + GST for members* / $55 + GST for non-members**

This How to facilitate a Grooming Awareness Activity webinar is for leaders and personnel who have safeguarding responsibilities in faith and church communities. A focus of this session is an explainer of Sue Crittall’s Grooming Awareness Activity, including the contents of the activity – facilitator guide, participant notes, power point, and sets of cards.

The presentation will be delivered with the participation of Sue Crittall, a social worker and professional supervisor. The presentation will include a Q&A panel with facilitators Sue Crittall, Daniele Donnini, Laura Lindsay-Cregan and Kylie Kendall (Safe Places Coordinator Churches of Christ Vic/Tas).

Learn more information about this session in our flyer - How to Facilitate a Grooming Awareness Activity.

* A member refers to Church Authorities who are party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. As at January 2019, members include a Church Authority who is a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Australian Episcopal Conference for the Roman Catholic Church) or a member of Catholic Religious Australia.

** A non-member is any Church Authority or Catholic entity that is not party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.