Hosting a Creating Safe Spaces workshop is an excellent opportunity for your church to join together and consider how to protect and support children and vulnerable people.
A few things to note:
- Creating Safe Spaces training requires completion of both an online training module and a face to face workshop. The online module must be completed before (but no more than six months before) attending the face to face workshop.
- For discussion and group dynamics purposes, face-to-face workshops need at least 20 participants, but no more than 50 participants. If your church has more than 50 people interested in the training we will arrange more than one workshop for your location.
- The Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT strongly recommends that anyone in the following roles complete Creating Safe Spaces training at least once every three years: pastors, elders, deacons, church council members (policy decision makers), ministry leaders, worship leaders, children’s ministry volunteers, youth ministry volunteers, SRE teachers, or anyone ministering (or interested in ministering) to any children or vulnerable people.
- The cost for the face-to-face workshop is $25 per person. and if the minimum number of 20 attendees is not reached, a minimum cost of $500 will apply in order to cover the presenter’s fees, administration and printing costs. In a small number of circumstances, we would consider subsidising smaller churches in remote areas that may not have the capacity to meet this minimum cost of $500.
An extra half hour “Leaders Implementation Consultation” is scheduled to run immediately after the 3 hour face to face workshop to assist senior leadership including Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Church Council Members, and the church’s Safe Church Concerns Officer/Team and WHS Officer/Team, to implement Safe Church Recommendations in their local context.
The first step in arranging a workshop is to complete the form below.