Safe Ministry Records Workshop

Dear reader,
Welcome to this single issue newsletter - especially if it's your first as Safe Ministry Rep.

This is all about: Safe Ministry Records

Secure, long term storage of Safe Ministry Records

It has been so good to 'meet' with a number of you over the last few weeks via Zoom, to talk through the challenges of the new Safe Ministry Check and other aspects of its parent document - the Safe Ministry to Children Ordinance 2020.

One issue has keep coming up again and again - the challenge of setting up a secure, organised long term solution for storing and retrieving Safe Ministry Record documents.

The Royal Commission made it very clear that good, comprehensive reliable records about many aspects of our ministry to children were SO important to tracking down historical cases of abuse and in particular, tracking abusers who often move from church to church.
So great Safe Ministry Records are a wonderful way to serve the church both today but also well into the future.

With the advent of the Safe Ministry Check and the additional data that will generate to add to your Safe Ministry Records, this is a key time to step back and get a really well-thought out strategy for your storage and retrieval in place and working!

All of which is a long-winded way to let you know about the:

Safe Ministry Records Workshop

  • This is a Zoom workshop
  • A detailed 'how to' guide to plan to get your Safe Ministry Records fully electronic and securely stored.
  • Two dates:
    Tuesday August 25th 10:00am-11:30am
    Monday August 31st 07:30pm-09:00pm
    (Content is the same for both sessions)
  • Ask specific questions at time of booking to be sure of an answer.
  • All Safe Ministry Reps, ministry and admin staff welcome
  • SMR's - Make sure you have read the info page on storage first
The next episode of Frontline - a safe ministry podcast, has a great interview with Rev Mark Charleston, Rector of Sylvania and the kind of Senior Minister every Safe Ministry Rep would love to have!
Catch all of Mark's safe ministry wisdom and encouragement when this episode launches next Monday...

Keeping up to date with news

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That's it for this edition.
More info soon to help you fine tune your Safe Ministry Check implementation.

With warm regards

Neil Atwood
Parish Consultant
02 9265 1547