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Safe Church Program

Sharing resources to ensure Safer Churches   

NCCA Safe Church Professional Learning Webinar

NCCA’s Safe Church Network is pleased to present 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.

Led by the Salvation Army of Australia, the webinar will share areas of research and programming that are looking at participation of children and youth in our mission and services. What are the participation and inclusion enablers and barriers that are being learned? Co-design with young people in services – what are the principles of participation that are being identified?

Friday 22 October 2021 is also the third anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and our webinar will commence with a reflection and prayer to acknowledge this important day.

Representatives from The Salvation Army will be facilitating 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.

We invite our Churches, their ministry and operational staff and you are welcome to pass these details on to your colleagues working in this area.  

When: Friday 22 October 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (AEDT) Please check your local time against Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

Register: is required to attend the webinar. Please find the Zoom registration link here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuduGtrDIqHt150MorfA6jLvPUeHHfS2SN

It is also printed in the program here. pdf 20211022 Professional Learning Program final (280 KB) Once registered you will receive the meeting link in a confirmation email.     


New Victorian Commission for Children and Young People website

The Commission has redesigned its website to make it easier to find the information you want. 

The new website will go live on the evening of Sunday 17 October 2021 and will require the website to be offline for a short time from 9pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Our aim is to provide a better experience for the users of our website, which we will continue to improve over time as we listen to your feedback. 

All the current information will continue to be available and will be joined by new content and features. A new dropdown menu will provide greater visibility of our content. By moving your mouse over the menu bar, you will be able to select the information you are after, whilst the menu bar remains visible. 

We have also created a prominent Report a concern or allegation button for those wanting to make a notification under the Reportable Conduct Scheme, Child Safe Standards, or to access information on other child safety reporting. This button will take you straight to the relevant pages. 

While we have made every effort to redirect old links, you may have to search to locate the most relevant new page and will also need to update some of your bookmarked pages. 

We are confident the new website will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any difficulties or can’t find what you are looking for, please contact the Commission for assistance: 

Visit the Commission’s website:  www.ccyp.vic.gov.au 

Telephone the Commission:  1300 782 978 or (03) 8601 5281

Email the Commission:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Children's Week 23-31 October 2021 


23-31 OCTOBER 2021 

Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia to coincide with Universal Children’s Day. Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right.

The Theme for 2021 is Article 15 – ‘Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.”

This includes being free to:

  • meet individual people and groups of friends
  • set up an organisation
  • join an organisation
  • take part in peaceful protest
  • come together to discuss the issues that affect their lives.  


Children’s Week 2021 is a wonderful opportunity to promote the rights of children and young people, and to celebrate their capacity to actively contribute to the world around them.

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