Safe Ministry Blueprint Documents

The Safe Ministry Blueprint documents represent a holistic approach to safe ministry.
These documents are aimed at informing people across all levels of leadership and church engagement to help ensure greater awareness, transparency and accountability within our churches and to help foster a culture of safe ministry at all levels of the church.

The most comprehensive version is the Safe Ministry Blueprint For Churches. The rest are sub-sets of that Blueprint, aimed at those in various leadership or ministry roles. 
Each document is available for browsing here, or downloadable as a PDF document to use in your church or ministry.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The original documents were produced in 2015 . A lot has changed in the area of Safe Ministry since then, so version 2 (v2) of these documents have been prepared in 2021.
It is important that you update your knowledge of the Blueprint document for your ministry role (below).
Some of the major changes include:
    • Updated information regarding the Safe Ministry to Children Ordinance 2020, including the Safe Ministry Assessment process and completing the Safe Ministry Check.
    • Information regarding recent legislation changes or recommendations from the Royal Commission – Child Safe Standards, Reportable Conduct Scheme, reporting obligations (including mandatory reporting)
    • An updated table for screening and training requirements.
    • More information about ministry in an online environment.
    • Information on what to do/what happens after a report is made (including what happens with investigations; pastoral care for victims and others – this is often something that people want to know more about in the webinar scenarios so this may be useful information)
    • Updated guidelines regarding Persons Of Concern.
    • The Blueprint for Senior Ministers and the Blueprint for Safe Ministry Reps are no longer in use. People in those ministry roles should refer to the Blueprint for Churches.

VERSION 2
The most comprehensive document, containing the content of all the Blueprint documents.
For use by Senior Ministers, Parish Councillors, Wardens and Safe Ministry Representatives.

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Download the Safe Ministry Blueprint For Churches

The Blueprint for Senior Ministers is no longer in use. 

Please refer to the Safe Ministry Blueprint for Churches document.

 

The Blueprint for Safe Ministry Reps is no longer in use. 

Please refer to the Safe Ministry Blueprint for Churches document.

A blueprint for the head of youth ministry in a church to assist with meeting the responsibilities of their role. If your church does not have such a role, it would be suitable for the senior leader of a youth group

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A blueprint for all youth ministry leaders in a church (including church-based and school-based ministries) to assist with meeting the responsibilities of their role.

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A blueprint for the head of children’s ministry in a church to assist with meeting the responsibilities of their role. If your church does not have such a role, it would be suitable for the senior leader of a children’s ministry group.

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A blueprint for all children’s ministry leaders in a church (including church-based and school-based ministries) to assist with meeting the responsibilities of their role.

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Designed to inform, help raise awareness and promote a culture of safe ministry in your church and the broader community.

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