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Safe Church Program

Training and resources available

Commission for Children and Young People, Victoria

New Child Safe Standards

The Victorian Government has announced new Child Safe Standards to better protect children and young people from abuse. The new Standards commence on 1 July 2022, giving organisations time to plan, prepare and comply.

The Commission has published some initial guidance to assist organisations to transition to the new Standards.

Free Child Safe Standards Community of Practice webinar

The next Child Safe Standards Community of Practice will be delivered online and will focus on the new Child Safe Standards. It will include background to the new Standards and what’s new and what’s changing.

When: Monday 22 November, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Topic: The new Child Safe Standards


  • Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner
  • Commission Youth Network members
  • Other Commission staff members

Click here to register your interest in attending the Child Safe Standards Community of Practice 

To help us cover what you would like to know, questions can be submitted in advance, and we will cover key themes in the Q&A segment. Please submit your new Child Safe Standards questions here 


Recording now available online 

On 22 October 2021, NCCA’s Safe Church Network presented a Professional Learning Webinar to our safeguarding community on embedding:

National Child Safe Standard 2: Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

The Salvation Army Australia Territory shared areas of research and programming looking at participation of children and youth in church mission and services.

Representatives from The Salvation Army facilitated discussions related to:

  • Developing a Lived Experience and Participation Framework: Emergent learnings from Salvation Army’s journey
  • Case Studies of Youth & Children’s Participation in The Salvation Army.

The webinar recording is now available on the NCCA Safe Church Program webpages: at the Resources Hub: Child Safety Standard: Two - NCCA and at Education and Learning.

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