We affirm that all people have the right to be emotionally and physically safe, respected, and have their views and opinions valued at all times. We also live in a country that legislates for people’s safety.
God calls his body to minister to vulnerable people. God identified classes of vulnerable people who were to be protected and given special care and treatment in society because of their powerlessness (Ex 22:21-22, Deut 10:17-19, Jer 22:2-4, James 1:27).
Our policy has been developed to help us live out our Biblical mandate and our responsibilities under Australian legislation.
Safe Church Workshops
Now available online through SMR eTraining Open Learning. Please contact the Diocesan Office for more details or contact your local Parish Safe Church Person.
Safe Church Contact Person Training
To be advised
Safe Church Contact Person - click on document below to open
Requirements to become a Safe Church Contact Person
Safe Church Resource Manual - eTraining Online Procedures - eTraining Flow Chart - March 2018 Update
Approval for Ministry Program Ministry Information Form - Parish Use and can be forwarded with the Approval for Ministry Program Form to the Diocesan Office
Faithfulness in Service
Housekeeping & Risk Assessment Checklist
Safe Ministry to Children Forms - January 2019
Safe Ministry Check - Application for appointment as a voluntary church worker aged 18 years and over Adopted November 2019
Safe Ministry Check - Application for appointment as a voluntary church worker aged between 13 and 17 years Adopted November 2019
Safe Ministry Check - Ordained Ministry or appointment as a Paid Licensed or Authorised Church Worker Revised November 2019
Safe Ministry Check - Referee for Ordained Ministry or appointment as a Paid Licensed or Authorised Church Worker Revised November 2019
Examples of Volunteer Church Worker Roles December 2018
Safe Church Selection and Accreditation of Lay Parish Church Workers 14 December 18
Volunteer Forms -click on document below to open
Volunteer Church Worker Form Updated July 2017 Volunteer Church Worker Roles Definitions of Volunteer Worker Roles Volunteer National Police Certificate Consent Form Volunteer National Police Certificate Identification Requirements
The Diocese of Bunbury is committed to ensuring that the church is a safe place for young and old.
If you have a complaint or concern about child sexual abuse or sexual misconduct please contact:
Director of Professional Standards
Tel (08) 9425 7203 (direct) 0419 935 889 firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other complaints please contact the Diocesan Secretary on (08) 9721 2100 or email email@example.com.