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Model Documents

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01 Model Safe Church Policy 31012020 (docx)
02 Model Procedure for Staff and Volunteers 31012020 (docx)
03 Model Procedure for Conflict Resolution 31012020 (docx)
04 Model Procedure for Handling Complaints against Staff and Volunteers 31012020 (docx)
05 Model Procedure for Responding to Child Protection Concerns (NSW) 31012020 (docx)
05 Model Procedure for Responding to Child Protection Concerns (ACT) 31012020 (docx)
06 Model Code of Conduct 31012020 (docx)
07 Model Safe Church Concerns Form 31012020 (docx)
08 Model Screening Questionnaires 31012020 (docx)
09 Model Safe Church Register 31012020 (docx)
09 Model Safe Church Register 07022020 (Excel Version)
10 Model Safe Church Ministry Information Form 31012020 (docx)
11 Model Safe Church Team Role Description 31012020 (docx)
12 Model WHS Team Role Description 31012020 (docx)
13 Guidelines for Activities with Children and Young People 31012020 (docx)
14 Model Communication to Third Parties 31012020 (docx)
15 Model communication to Affiliated Entities 31012020 (docx)
16 An Australian Baptist response to Persons Of Concern (pdf)
16 Persons of Concern Declaration 31012020 (docx)
17 Letter to Churches re Use of the Title Pastor (pdf)
Safe Church Package 31012020 (docx) (pdf)
NSW & ACT Baptist Churches Code of Ethics and Conduct (pdf)
BA Procedures for Handling Allegations – August 2017 (pdf)

Useful Links

Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT
Baptist Insurance Services
National Council of Churches in Australia Safe Church Program
Royal Commission into institution Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – Creating Child Safe Institutions, Overview of the 10 Child Safe Elements
Office of the Children’s Guardian (NSW)
NSW ChildStory Reporter Community (Mandatory Reporter Guide)
NSW & ACT Baptist Churches Response to Domestic and Family Violence
Domestic Violence Line (NSW)
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (ACT)
Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (24/7)
Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Blue Knot Foundation
Child Wise