The Baptist Union of Victoria 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

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

Safe Church Training for 2021

We are excited to announce our new Safe Church training partnership with the Baptist Association of NSW & ACT. From 3rd May 2021, registrations will open to book into the workshops as well as commence the online module in one’s own time. Creating Safe Spaces will replace the previous six-hour in-person Safe Church Awareness and Refresher Workshops (SCAW).

Creating Safe Spaces (CSS) will significantly improve 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 Comms team (events@buv.com.au).

For other questions such as about the workshop content or other Safe Church matters, please contact the Safe Church Consultant (vicky.dyer@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