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Safe Church Resources

Safe Church Training workshops

Training available consists of a Safe Church Awareness Workshop (approx 6 hours) and a Safe Church Refresher Workshop (approx 3 hours). For workshop times click here. If there is a barrier to you attending these trainings, such as living in a remote area, please contact us to discuss.

Any individual may attend any of the Awareness Workshops (or similar name) listed on the website, and it will be recognised across all the participating SCTA member churches/denominations/organisations.

Image of the 2018 SCTA workbook for Victoria/National, and NSW

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Safe Church Training Agreement Information

We have many additional resourses available to you, such as regarding starting the process of creating or reviewing your church/organisanations policies and procedures, family violence, bullying and more. Please contact to discuss your situation and needs.

Click the images below for a downloadable copy of our SCTA Information booklets.

SCTA framework and standards cover scta information pack 2018SCTA brochure cover


Social Media and Electronic Communication Guide

Electron Comm cover


Samples, Guidelines and Factsheets

Click the titles below for sample copies. Member churches of the SCTA are welcome to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us to request editable copies of the documents below. If you are not a member find out how to become a member here.


pdf Creating a Safe Church Culture (125 KB)

pdf Creating a Safe Church Culture

pdf HR Policies and Procedures (609 KB)

pdf Risk Management Guide (313 KB)

pdf Safe Church Startup Guide (164 KB)


Code of Conduct

pdf Sample Code of Conduct

pdf Sample Children's Code of Conduct

Leadership Forms

pdf Approval for Ministry Activities

pdf Sample Leadership Application Form

Reporting Forms

pdf Incident Report Form Sample

pdf Reporting Concerns Form Sample

pdf ROSH Form Sample

Policy Samples

pdf Safe Church Child Protection / Child Safe Policy SAMPLE

pdf Use of Images (Photo release) Policy SAMPLE

Consent Forms

pdf Permission Note Sample

pdf Registration Form Sample

Sign in / Sign out Form Sample

Video Resources

Grooming awareness activity (MP4, 1.3G)

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Links and Further Information

pdf Useful Websites

pdf National Referral Numbers

Government Contacts

pdf Click here for useful numbers for Statutory Authorities in your State or Territory

Working With Children Checks

SCTA recommends that a WWCC (or equivalent) be required by:

*all paid staff (regardless of the nature of the role),

*all those appointed to leadership roles within the church/organisation - including people with decision-making and supervisory roles which impact or relate to children and vulnerable people,

*anyone involved in a ministry which serves children under 18 or vulnerable adults (regardless of if the contact is in person or another type of communication)

The state-based WWC sites can be found through the following links:

ACT https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804
NSW https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check
NT https://nt.gov.au/emergency/community-safety/apply-for-a-working-with-children-clearance
QLD https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/
SA https://screening.dcsi.sa.gov.au/screening-process/types-of-screening
TAS http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children
VIC http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
WA https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/


Working with vulnerable people checks:

ACT - Has a separate check for working with vulnerable people. Details here.

Tasmania- In 2018, there will be an additional step beyond the WWCC in order to obtain a separate vulnerable person's check. Details will be provided once available.

South Australia - South Australia offers five types of screening. Screening for all people working (or volunteering) with children (including those under 18 themselves) is mandated. Screening for all people working (or volunteering) with vulnerable persons is not mandated, but is available and can be requested by an employer.


Grooming workshop

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Session 3a

Session 3b

Session 3c

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Session 6