The Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement of Australasia is committed to providing a safe and supportive church environment in all our ministries, programs and events.
ChurchSafe is the name given to the policies and procedures that we are committed to following as a means of providing a safer church environment for both our members and visitors, and their families.
If you have a concern about misconduct or abuse at any of our churches or church sponsored events or programs, or for any ongoing matters covered under this framework, please contact a ChurchSafe coordinator in Australia on
1800 KEEP SAFE
(1800 533 772)
ChurchSafe Policy Kit
The ChurchSafe Policy Kit is provided here for all churches within the Australasian Union Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement as well as the general public.
The kit contains.
The ChurchSafe Manual
Safer Ministry Policy 2016
Code of Conduct
Pathways to Reconciliation (Counsels from the Testimonies - For church members)
Forms for use by churches in implementation of the ChurchSafe policies
Display Posters for use in churches and institutions
Working with Children Checks (WWCC) - Application Forms and Procedures
- New South Wales: https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check
- Queensland: Qld Government Blue Card Services: https://bluecard.qld.gov.au/
- South Australia: https://screening.sa.gov.au/apply
- Tasmania: https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/licensing-and-registration/registrations/work-with-vulnerable-people/applications/apply
- Victoria: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
- Western Australia: WWCC Application Process outlined here (Application form available from Australia Post Office) - https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/applicants-card-holders/applying-for-a-wwc-check/application-process
- New Zealand: https://checkpoint.cvcheck.com/working-with-childrens-check-new-zealand-safety-checks-cvcheck/
Other Resources on Child Safety
The 10 National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (pictured above) have also been released at a National level. These were previously released as the Royal Commission's 10 Standards, and are good practice for organisations who provide services to children.
Helpful websites in relation to the Australian Child Protection landscape:
- Queensland Family and Child Commission,
- NSW Office of the Children's Guardian and their Principles (NSW September 2017),
- Victorian Commission for Children and Young People and the 7 Child Safe Standards (Victoria 2017),
- Western Australian Commission for Children and Young People and the Child Safe Guidelines (WA April 2016),
- Department of Child Protection SA and Child Safe Environments (SA),
- Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services,
- ACT Community Services,
- The National Office for Child Safety and the Human Rights Commission.
Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy Toolkit (QLD Goverment Blue Card Services)
Video Series: Learning Portal - Risk Management (Child and Youth Safety) (QLD Goverment Blue Card Services)
The purpose of this video series is to assist organisations to understand their obligations under the blue card system, in particular, how to develop a child and youth risk management strategy.