Safe Churches

The Uniting Church affirms that all people are made in the image of God. The Uniting Church commits itself to the care, protection and safety of all people with whom it comes in contact. As a community of faith, we are committed to providing a safe environment for both children and adults to encounter God, to develop relationships as part of a community and to grow in faith.

Congregations and their members who work with children, young people and other vulnerable people in the Uniting Church play important parts not only in support, care, and spiritual nourishment but in actively looking out for safety and protection.

To help congregations in understanding their obligations and resources to assist, the Synod runs Safe Church Awareness Workshops and provides online access to a collection of templates and policies for congregations to make use of.

For upcoming Safe Church workshop dates click here.

To register online for upcoming workshops click here.

For access to congregation resources (templates, etc.) please visit the Safety and Protection section of the Children’s Ministry website