All clergy and lay ministers have the same requirements as anyone who is working with children in your church or ministry.
- they must have a verified WWCC and
- they must be current in their Safe Ministry training – even if their role does not involve them directly working with children.
Things to check for if you are a Safe Ministry Representative:
- Make sure you have all clergy staff members give you their WWCC details (for recording in your Safe Ministry Records and verifying), and their Safe Ministry Training details (evidence of date of last training, and preferably name of trainer, etc)
- It’s easy for ministers to forget about renewing their WWCC or Safe Ministry training, so you will be doing them a big favour if you remind them in plenty of time when those dates are coming up.
- In the past, clergy and lay ministers who hold a license from the Archbishop have gained credit for Safe Ministry training by attending the Faithfulness in Service Conference held every three years. But from 2017 that training credit will no longer exist, so all clergy and lay ministers will need to complete a Safe Ministry ‘Refresher’ course BEFORE June 2017 in to stay current with their training.