9 Mar

Working With Children Check (WWCC) Renewals

Article   |   09/03/18

Working With Children Check (WWCC) Renewals As you should be aware, WWCC renewals begin soon for workers (paid and volunteer) in our churches. The Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) have released information on how WWCC renewals are to be managed. The WWCC renewal information web page is here: It is important that you…

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3 Nov

Faithfulness In Service 2017 – Code of Conduct

Booklet   |   03/11/17

The Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney passed some amendments to the document ‘Faithfulness In Service’. This document is a national code for personal behaviour and the practice of pastoral ministry by clergy and church workers. The changes in wording are relatively minor and reflect changing standards and expectations in a couple of areas….

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19 Feb

Kids and cybersafety

  |   19/02/17

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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17 Aug

Encouraging reporting of abuse

Media   |   17/08/16

Help your church members report abuse. No one likes to think that abuse might happen in their church, but we know it does. And it’s easy for church members to get confused about what they should do and who they should tell when they do see or hear something that concerns them. But unless there…

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15 Jul

Safe Ministry Records

  |   15/07/16

Keeping accurate, reliable and secure Safe Ministry Records is essential for our churches, and can be one of the most demanding parts of the Safe Ministry Reps role. If yours is a smaller church and using a simple spreadsheet for Safe Ministry Records, the new system is a great option. But even if your church…

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