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Frontline podcast – Episode 10

Frontline – Episode 10 August 2021 – shownotes In which Neil & Kylie cover: News & Chat:  The new v2 of the Safe Ministry Blueprint for Churches document, the updated Essentials and Refresher courses, a ‘lockdown project’ for Safe Ministry Reps, and some encouragement from Psalm 86. Main Topic: Interview with Archbishop Kanishka Raffel A brief introduction

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Frontline podcast – Episode 9

Frontline – Episode 9 June 2021 – shownotes In which Neil & Kylie cover: News & Chat:  Safe Ministry Reps and Parish Council – tips for keeping Safe Ministry on the PC agenda.  Safe Ministry Checks for 13-17 years olds. Clergy and Authorised Lay Ministers and the SMC. Main Topic: Best Practice with Junior LeadersThe changes

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Frontline podcast – Episode 8

Frontline – Episode 8 February 2021 – shownotes In which Neil & Kylie cover: News & Chat:  Face to Face Training – where have all the people gone? – Safe Ministry Rep. Parish Council reports – Safe Ministry Checks: Some quick reminders – Safe Ministry Training certificates: when needed or not needed. – Junior Leaders

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Frontline podcast – Episode 7

Frontline – Episode 7 January 2021 – shownotes In which Neil & Kylie cover: News:  Safe Ministry Check – What happens now the January 1st deadline has past? The Facebook Group for Safe Ministry Reps. Summer Training: encourage your people to get in early! Main Topic: Major updates to Safe Ministry Training coursesKylie sets out

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Circular – Child Safe Standards

The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) has responded to the research and findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to produce 10 Child Safe Standards to be implemented buy organisations working with children. The circular here summarises the 10 Standards and what ongoing plans our Diocese has for

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Hope and Healing

Service of Hope and Healing 7pm, Monday 30th November 2020 St Barnabas’ Anglican Church, Broadway. 57-61 Mountain St., Ultimo. Hope and Healing is a service of healing for survivors of abuse, and for those who care for someone who has experienced abuse. Formerly called Tears and Hope, it has been held annually since 2011. The

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Family Violence Research Project

General Synod – National Anglican Family Violence Project General Synod has commissioned a survey in order to hear from those who have been impacted by domestic and family violence who also have had a connection with the Anglican Church.The following is an open letter to people who identify themselves as Anglican or have an association

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Frontline podcast – Episode 6

Frontline – Episode 6 October 2020 – shownotes In which Neil & Kylie cover: Hints and Tips looks at a few of the most common questions that are asked around the Safe Ministry to Children Ordinance 2020 Answer the question: ‘Is the gold medal still available?” What’s that all about? Listen to the interview with

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Frontline podcast – Episode 5

Frontline – Episode 5 September  2020 – shownotes In which Neil flies solo: Interview with Rev Steve Layson who speaks openly about the impact both personally and for the church when an incident of child sexual abuse is exposed. Bible Spot: Psalm 91 Resources: Safe Ministry Records workshop recording

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Frontline podcast – Episode 4

Frontline – Episode 4 August  2020 – shownotes In which Neil and Kylie talk about: The new Child Safe Standards and how they can be helpful for our churches. Interview Rev Mark Charleston, Rector of Sylvania, Psychologist and involved in the development of the Safe Ministry to Children Ordinance 2020 Bible Spot: Psalm 19Reading by

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Safe Ministry Check – Rectors Q&A (audio)

This is the audio of a Zoom Q&A for Senior Ministers held on July 22nd 2020 to answer questions about the Safe Ministry to Children Ordinance 2020 and in particular, the Safe Ministry Check. The session was hosted by Neil Atwood, the Parish Consultant with the Safe Ministry Team Why just audio? Because the video

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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 – New Requirements for Ministers 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.

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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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