Safe Church

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) believes that all people are made in the image of God, and that our relationships with each other should express love, integrity, compassion, and respect, to encounter God and to grow in faith.

Keiraview Uniting Church is committed to providing a safe environment for, and to the protection of people of all ages – particularly the vulnerable.

We affirm and operate following the Safe Church Principles of the Uniting Church in Australia.

We strive to maintain safe ministry in our church events and programs, and to fulfill our biblical, ethical, denominational, risk management, insurance, and legal responsibilities.

Our church has a Code of Conduct for our leaders, guidelines for activities with children and young people and follows the UCA Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Every member of our church is encouraged to complete Safe Church Awareness Training. Mandatory for our leaders, this training course aligns with the National Council of Churches Australia’s (NCCA) Safe Church Training Agreement (SCTA) standards.

We require our leaders involved with children to complete a Working with Children Check.

We welcome feedback from anyone with an interest in this commitment, including children. If you would like further information, or to give feedback, please contact any member of the Safe Church Team.

Keiraview’s Safe Church Contact persons are: Gavin Whitten & Pauline Doyle and can be contacted by emailing: safe-church@keiraview.org

RESOURCES

 UCA Safe Church Commitment Statement

Uniting Church Code of Ethics and Ministry Practise

Keiraview UC Code of Conduct

UCA NSW ACT Synod Safe Church Website