These resources relate to Safe Church policy, procedure and practice and include downloadable documents for use within congregations and organisations. Additional contacts and services for those seeking help with Safe Church related issues are also linked from this page. The PCV Safe Church Youtube Channel also hosts Basic Training videos, the Online Refresher Course video and Safe Church Representative Help videos.
The following resources are available:
Safe Church PCV Material
The Volunteer Approval Process - for people applying to work with children
External Organisations Compliance Information
Government Compliance Information
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse by People in Religious Ministry
To see the relevant information about mandatory reporting go here
Working With Children Check legislation:
To see the PCV Working With Children Check information go here
To check if an individual's Working With Children Check is valid go here
'Betrayal of Trust' Laws
All PCV personnel aged 18 and over must familiarise themselves and act in accordance with these laws.
The Victorian Child Safe Standards
From 1 January 2017 all organisations in Victoria that work with children must comply with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.
The Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme
From 1 January 2018 the PCV must comply with the Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme.
Additional Information and Help
Seeking Help - helpful links for various issues
Additional Resources - Children & Youth
Risk Assessment of Children & Youth Ministries - information and guidance relating to compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards
Posters - For Children’s & Youth Ministries