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Circular – New Safe Ministry Screening Requirements

Important Update concerning safe ministry To: All Licensed Ministers, Authorised Lay Ministers and Safe Ministry Representatives, Parish circulars were sent out on 11 October 2019, 31 October 2019 and 28 February 2020 concerning new diocesan safe ministry screening requirements. Those circulars provide the background to this update. SUMMARY The Safe Ministry to Children Ordinance 2018

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Frontline podcast – Episode 3

Frontline – Episode 3 July 2020 – shownotes In which Neil and Kylie talk about: Some significant changes to the Junior Leaders course processes  The Safe Ministry Check – Part 2 of a major unpacking of the new processes and a guide for parishes in what to expect and how to manage the SMC in

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Frontline podcast – Episode 2

Frontline – Episode 2 June 2020 – shownotes In which Neil and Kylie talk about: Some significant changes to the Junior Leaders course processes  The Safe Ministry Check – Part 1 of a major unpacking of the new process and a guide for parishes in what to expect and how to manage the SMC in

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Frontline podcast – Episode 1

This episode in iTunes Frontline – Episode 1 May 14 2020 Welcome to our very first episode – in which Neil and Kylie introduce themselves, and talk about: A major update coming to Safe Ministry Training content later this year. The Safe Ministry Check – v2 Safe Ministry in the midst of COVID-19 Bible Spot:

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Circular – New Government Requirements for Ministers

Circular February 28th 2020 Download Circular – New Government Requirements for Ministers Plus: update to Safe Ministry Screening processes This circular covers three important items for all ministry leaders to be aware of: Changes to the Definition of Mandatory Reporter NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme Deferral of the start to new Diocesan Safe Ministry Requirements. The

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Circular – New Safe Ministry Screening Requirements

CircularOctober 11 2019 Download CircularOctober 31 2019 Download Circular – New Safe Ministry Screening Requirements Note: Updated Circular issued on October 31st 2019 UPDATEAt it’s November 2019 meeting Standing Committee ratified the request from Synod to delay the implementation of the Safe Ministry Checks until May 1st 2020, and to review the SMC document.Therefore, the

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Safe Ministry Update: Important changes to the Crimes Act

New reporting requirements for child sexual abuse In response to recommendations arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the NSW Government introduced amendments to the Crimes Act 1900 NSW which were passed in June 2018. The reforms were designed to strengthen existing child sexual abuse laws and also included two

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Faithfulness In Ministry Conference – 2020

Every three years the Archbishop of Sydney calls on all licensed Clergy and Lay Ministers to gather for a one day conference focussed on encouraging and equipping them in their ministries. Up till now these conferences have been called ‘Faithfulness In Service’, but from 2020 they will now be called ‘Faithfulness In Ministry’. The 2020

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Building a safe & strong marriage – Course

Building a Safe & Strong Marriage is a course created to help couples in nurturing and building their marriage, across five easy sessions. The course gives couples a chance to stop and focus on their marriage and how to make it better. We understand that finding counsel and guidance with marriage can be difficult. Our

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Royal Commission and Safe Ministry Records

On September 2nd 2016, the Royal Commission into institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released a consultation paper on ‘Records and Recordkeeping practices‘.From the website:“High quality records and recordkeeping practices can be critical in the context of child sexual abuse. Difficulties with access to institutional records has been a recurring theme for survivors of child

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Royal Commission: How children view safety

Released September 7th 2016   Research reveals new insights into children’s views of safety A survey of over 1,000 children and young people reveals that over 40 percent would feel uncomfortable talking to an adult at school if they were in a situation where an adult or other young person made them feel uncomfortable. Children and

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Royal Commission: Best Practice when responding to complaints

Released by the Royal Commission into Instituional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – September 8th 2016 Submissions published on best practice when responding to complaints of institutional child sexual abuseThe Royal Commission has published 35 submissions received from a range of organisations and individuals in response to its consultation paper: Best practice principles in responding

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Royal Commission: Child Sexual Abuse Perpetrators – a snapshot

This research paper was released in September 2016 by the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse giving a snapshot of perpetrators of child sexual abuse: Royal Commission releases research on perpetrators of child sexual abuse A new research report conducted for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has

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Royal Commission: Risks for victims, perpetrators and institutions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released another valuable report, this time into the risk and protective factors in relation to victims, perpetrators and institutions:   The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a literature review examining international evidence of risk and protective factors for

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Royal Commission: How aspects of institutions encourage child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released a report in December 2016, this time identifying aspects of organisational culture that may encourage child sexual abuse: The Royal Commission has released a new research report investigating the role of organisational culture in institutional child sexual abuse. The research also identifies factors that

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Royal Commission: Report on CEBS

The Royal Commission has released a report on the response of the Church of England Boys’ Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney to allegations of child sexual abuse. The summary of this follows, plus a link to the pdf of the full report. This is another powerful and tragic illustration

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Kids and cyber safety

The risks that present themselves when children use the internet are widely acknowledged, and while our churches should be vigilant in how WE use the internet in our ministries to children, the parents of the kids in our ministries have a bigger challenge when it comes to working out what is good, what is harmful

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