Professional Standards (including Child Safe) Training Seminars 2021

The 2021 seminar schedule is coming soon – information will be emailed to parishes and posted here about the new program, commencing April onwards, which will provide accessible training for all those required to attend.

A key element of safeguarding our churches is training and so it is a requirement of Archbishop in Council that all clergy, lay ministers, churchwardens, vestry members, people in prescribed lay offices and positions and volunteers in prescribed offices and positions attend a Professional Standards seminar. 

For details of which lay people and volunteers are required to attend, refer to this chart, Table A Categories of Volunteers and Lay Employees.

 

Please note that these training seminars are different to that of the OH&S training that was run in 2015 and the current Child Safe Standards Seminars.  These seminars have been updated from the previous PSA11 training that most Clergy have attended.  Topics include:

  • Royal Commission Recommendations

  • Types of Child Abuse

  • Criminal Law Reform

  • Grooming

  • Reportable Conduct Scheme

  • Mandatory Reporting

  • The Role of Kooyoora – What to Report

  • The Role of CCYP

  • Creating a Culture of Safety

  • Human Resources – Screening, WWCC

  • Complaints eg. Bullying, Harassment

  • Codes of Conduct – Faithfulness in Service & Child Safety Code of Conduct

  • Strategies to Include the Child’s Voice

  • Implementing the Child Safe Standards

  • Child Safe Risk Management Plan

Professional Standards Seminars should be completed every 3 years and anyone who has not attended a seminar in the past three year years should attend one this year.  

If you have attended a Professional Standards Act seminar in the past three years you do not need to attend this seminar again. If you have not attended any – you are required to do so as soon as possible if you are in a ministry role.

The 2021 seminar schedule is coming soon – information will be emailed to parishes and posted here about the new program, commencing April onwards, which will provide accessible training for all those required to attend.

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