This page contains links to downloadable forms and documents that are relevant for compliance and implementation of Safe Church practice within PCV churches and organisations. This page also provides a link to the Victorian Government Working With Children Check application website.
Click on an individual form/document name to download and print for use.
volunteer approval process Forms - for use by safe church representatives
These forms were updated in January 2017 to ensure compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.
In response to feedback from Safe Church Representatives the previous Role Description forms have been streamlined into a single form that may be altered to fit individual circumstances whereby some people may hold more than one role working with children.
Useful Ministry Forms
These forms are available for use within churches and presbyteries. There are both single-use and combined-use forms to provide a range of choices to suit the relevant context and environment.
If a particular form you need is not provided here please contact SCU for assistance.
* please note - it is not required or recommended that under 18 year olds attend Safe Church Basic Training. This form has been provided at the request of some parents of 16-17 year olds who volunteer with children in the PCV, who wish their children to attend.
safe church compliance checklist
As a result of requests made to SCU for a Compliance Checklist form, SCU now provides this as an optional on-going self-assessment by the Safe Church Representative/Session/Presbytery on the status of a PCV church in ensuring continued Safe Church compliance.
PLEASE NOTE: This checklist is an aide to self-assessing compliance and is for internal use only and not required to be submitted to the Safe Church Unit
documents for completion of compliance audit schedule - for safe church representatives
To assist Safe Church Representatives' completion of the Safe Church Compliance Audit Schedule, every 3 years, the following documents are provided. For a copy of the Compliance Audit Schedule please contact the Safe Church Unit.
For additional copies of the Safe Church PCV brochures please contact the Safe Church Unit.
Safe Church Unit Contact Details Poster - for display in the church
Safe Church Policy Poster - for display in the church
Working With Children Checks Records
There are two ways the Working With Children Checks Records can be completed and returned to the Safe Church Unit:
1. Via a paper form which can be printed and filled in and then emailed or posted to the Safe Church Unit OR
2. Via an electronic version which is a spreadsheet which can be downloaded, saved and emailed to the Safe Church Unit.
Both versions are available below:
Working With Children Checks Record Form - paper version - for completion and return to the Safe Church Unit
Working With Children Checks Record Form Spreadsheet - electronic version - for completion and return to the Safe Church Unit
The Working With Children Checks Records are to please be updated and forwarded to the Safe Church Unit annually by the end of February.