Safe Church

A Safe Place

Ashburton Baptist Church is committed to providing a church environment that is physically, emotionally, culturally and spiritually safe for everyone. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, young people and vulnerable adults who participate in our programs and ministries. We have developed policies and procedures to guide us, drawing on the frameworks provided by the Baptist Union of Victoria and the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People.

If you have a concern that you would like to report, please contact our Safe Church Coordinator

Safe Church Policy
Contact Safe Church Coordinator

An Inclusive Place

We aim to be a safe and inclusive place for everyone. We take our welcome statement seriously and genuinely welcome all people to participate fully in the life and leadership of the church.

Privacy at ABC

We are committed to protecting people’s privacy in accordance with the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). We have policy that sets out how we will collect, use, store, disclose and de­identify your personal information. You can read the policy here.

Work Health and Safety

We want our staff to be safe and we want our buildings and meeting spaces to be safe for all. We comply with Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety act and Regulations. If you see something that is ‘not right’ please let us know by contacting the office here.

National Redress Scheme

Ashburton Baptist Church is a participating church, through the Baptist Union of Victoria, in the National Redress Scheme.