On 15 December 2017 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse presented a final report to the Governor-General, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and related matters.
The BUV welcomes the release of the final report, and BUV staff will be reviewing the Commission’s findings and recommendations and considering how our Union can best respond in keeping with our ongoing commitment to a strong culture of safety for children and other vulnerable people across our churches and agencies. The BUV office will keep churches informed of developments throughout 2018.
The Report of the Royal Commission can be accessed here.
Our BUV provides Safe Church Awareness and Refresher Workshops for pastors and leaders, designed to help churches to develop a culture of child safety. To book a workshop for 2018 visit www.buv.com.au/resources/safe-church-training or contact Kim Messieh.