Safe Church Policy
Ashburton Baptist Church has had a Safe Church policy in place for several years but new standards will become mandatory from 1 January 2017. In their November meeting, the deacons endorsed a new Safe Church and Child Safe Policy and related procedures. These have been developed in line with the Baptist Union of Victoria Safe Church Manual and also the guide prepared by the Commission for Children and Young People.
The new policy will be presented to members at a church meeting in February. It is important for all people at ABC to be aware of the policy and to understand how it affects our programs. Training for program leaders will be provided in 2017.
Would you please take a few minutes to read the Safe Church and Child Safe Policy.