The Baptist Union of Victoria Support Hub aims to empower its members with training, resources and advice that will help them to make their church a safe place for all people.

We do this in several ways:

  • Keeping churches informed of regulatory changes and providing explanatory resources where needed
  • Providing advice about how to put safe church policies and procedures into practice in the real world
  • Offering training for a variety of local church roles and levels of responsibility
  • Providing a platform for church essential safety measure and duty of care compliance 

Through the provision of this support, we endeavour to make all Baptist churches a safe place for all people.

CREATING SAFE SPACES – Safe Church Training 

BUV is pleased to offer Safe Church training partnership with the Baptist Association of NSW & ACT.  Creating Safe Spaces will replace the previous six-hour in-person Safe Church Awareness and Refresher Workshops (SCAW).

Creating Safe Spaces (CSS) has significantly improved the accessibility of our Safe Church training. CSS training consists of two parts.  Participants complete an online module at a time that suits them, taking approximately 2 hours. This must be completed prior to attending the workshop. Then,  participants attend a three-hour workshop, which involves small group discussions of topic covered in the online module and workshop. This may be via Zoom or in person. There will be a number of workshop times offered, covering a ranges of days and times, to improve accessibility. 

If you experience technical difficulties or need assistance booking workshops, please contact the BUV Events and Training Manager (events@buv.com.au).

For other questions such as about the workshop content or other Safe Church matters, please contact the Safe Church Consultant (safechurch@buv.com.au)

All leaders involved with Safe Church matters are welcome to join the “BUV Safe Church” Facebook group

Creating Safe Spaces Training
Safe Church Resources

BE SAFE –  New Essential Safety Measures (ESM) and Duty of Care Compliance Management System

After several months of developing a tailored ESM and Duty of Care compliance platform with Bastion Systems, we are excited to announce the launch of Be Safe

Be Safe is BUV’s new system to help churches manage ESM and Duty of Care requirements.  We highly appreciate the active participation of 12 volunteer churches (small and big) as a Pilot Group, as well as the support of Baptist Insurance Services to complete the project. 

Be Safe