Carlton-Kogarah Baptist Church (CKBC) is committed to modelling the love of Christ by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual safety in all that we do. The church actively engages with families and the wider community, providing information and involvement.
As part of this commitment CKBC has adopted and implemented the Safe Church Policy and associated documents (procedures and code of conduct) provided by the Ministry Standards Unit of the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT.
The church is currently working through a formal Safe Church Health Check which will demonstrate compliance with the 10 Child Safe Standards recommended by the 2013 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Child Safe Standards collectively show that a child safe organisation is one that creates a culture, adopts strategies and takes action to promote child wellbeing and prevent harm to children and young people.
CKBC has a Safe Church Team who are responsible for overseeing the safe church program.
CKBC requires that all staff and volunteers who are in leadership roles or who are engaged in child-related work hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) from the NSW Government Office of the Children’s Guardian and complete the Creating Safe Spaces workshop provided by the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT every 3 years.
For any further information, or to speak to someone from our Safe Church Team, please contact us here.
Child Safe Standards https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/training-and-resources/child-safe-standards
Working With Children Check https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check
Creating Safe Spaces https://creatingsafespaces.org.au/