Safe Places

Safe Places Coordinator

In 2017 CCVT appointed Kylie Kendall (pictured) in the role of Safe Places Coordinator.

Kylie is part of the staff team designing and developing a culture of safety within CCVT, and her appointment is the next step in building communities of hope and compassion that are safe places for everyone.

Her function involves the rollout of new and existing Safe Places policies, procedures, training and resources as part of our ongoing support for CCVT’s affiliates, communities and leaders.

Contact Kylie at safeplaces@churchesofchrist.org.au or on 03 9488 8800.

Policies

CCVT's umbrella policy is the Safe Places Policy. All other safety policy documents sit underneath the Safe Places Policy.

Examples of policy documents that sit underneath the umbrella of the Safe Places Policy are the Child Safety Policy and the Privacy Policy.

The church Child Safety Policy and Child Safety Reporting Procedure are expected to be adopted by churches without delay and are designed to be adopted without amendment, other than to insert the church name and other required details. The CCVT Safe Places Coordinator will be checking in with churches about progress with policy adoption and implementation in the new year. 

In situations relating to ministry with persons under 18 years of age that are not covered by currently released policies, the 2012 Duty of Care for Responsible Leadership of Children and Youth Policy of Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania applies.

View Current Policies and Resources

Safe Church Awareness Workshops

For training and discussion opportunities, attend a locally hosted Safe Church Awareness Workshop near you. Workshops hosted by CCVT Affiliated churches can be found on our website.

View Upcoming Workshops