Policies and Resources

CCVT is developing a new suite of policies dealing with safety and related matters. CCVT will adopt new policies as an organisation, and policies that will apply to Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania as a movement, and also provide template policies for churches and agencies as required.

This page will be updated as policies, templates, and updates become available.

Policies


This is the umbrella policy under which all CCVT safety policies and resources sit. It applies to every individual, congregation, and organisation affiliated with CCVT and forms a minimum standard of safety. Communities are encouraged to formulate their own policies that build on this base to reflect the needs of their context.

Safe Places Policy

安全场所政策

Your organisation's commitment to safety can be affirmed using wording from the following document.

Safe Places Statements of Commitment

This is CCVT’s umbrella policy regarding the safety of children and youth. This policy applies to all Communities of Hope and Compassion affiliated with CCVT, and forms a minimum acceptable standard of safety. Communities are encouraged to develop further policies that build on this base to meet the needs of their own context.

This Policy has been developed to meet Victorian minimum standards.

Download this policy document and fill in the available fields with the details of your Community.

Child Safety Policy For Adoption In Local Communities (Fillable)

儿童安全政策,维多利亚州的教堂和机构

This policy also applies to CCVT as an organisation.

Child Safety Policy of CCVT

This is CCVT’s umbrella policy regarding the safety of children and youth. This policy applies to all Communities of Hope and Compassion affiliated with CCVT in Tasmania, and forms a minimum acceptable standard of safety. Communities are encouraged to develop further policies that build on this base to meet the needs of their own context.

Download this policy document and fill in the available fields with the details of your Community.

Child Safety Policy For Adoption In Local Communities (Fillable)

Follow this Procedure when child safety concerns arise to maximise transparency and protect all parties.

This Procedure was written to comply with Victorian Child Safety legislation. Some elements and language may not be applicable for Tasmanian affiliates.

Download this document and fill in your organisation's details.

Child Safety Reporting Procedure, Victoria

儿童安全报告程序,维多利亚州的教堂和机构

All leaders working with children and youth (that is, persons under eighteen years of age) are required to have read and abide by the CCVT Duty of Care for Responsible Leadership of Children and Youth.

This document has been superceded by the CCVT Safe Places Policy and CCVT Child Safety Policy, but still applies in areas not yet covered by the Safe Places Policy or Child Safety Policy.

Download Duty of Care

Last updated: June 2012




Codes of Conduct


The Practice of Ministry, Code of Ethics policy covers all People in Ministry in CCVT affiliated churches and agencies.

The Code of Ethics that People in Ministry need to abide by:

Download The Practice of Ministry, Code of Ethics

The procedure for investigating possible breaches of this Code of Ethics:
Download The Practice of Ministry, Procedures

Last updated: July 2011




Resources


Template form for recording observations and reports on safety concerns. To be completed by anyone who wishes to report a safety concern.

Download Anecdotal Record Form

For reporting on incident or injury. To be completed by an observer and/or leader who witnessed an incident which resulted in first aid or secondary medical attention (eg. attending a medical centre).

Download Form

To be completed by any person who hears a disclosure or wishes to report safety concerns about a child or young person.

Download Form

A template sign for displaying First Aid and Emergency Services information in your program areas, for ease of reference.

Make changes to the document text as required.

Download Sample Sign