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14 November, 2020

The attached Policy and Procedures were adopted by the Elders of Tuggeranong Baptist Church on 16 September 2020

Safe Church Policy

Outlines the commitment of the church to principles in various areas. The procedures and guidelines provide detail relate to practical implementation of the Safe Church Policy. These include:

Procedure for Staff and Volunteers - explains the procedure for recruiting, training and managing volunteers

Procedure for Conflict Resolution - sets out a procedure for resolving conflict between two or more staff, volunteers, members or attendees of the church in a pastoral and restorative manner, rather than through a formal complaint handling procedure.

Procedure for handling complaints against staff and volunteers - sets out a procedure by which a complaint or information relating to a serious breach of the Code of Conduct can be received, investigated and resolved.

Procedure for Responding to Child Protection Concerns - sets out a procedure to follow when a complaint or information about any form of child protection concern is received.

Guidelines for activities with children and young people to be read and followed by all volunteers in ministries and teams directly connected with children and young people.

Ministry Screening Questionnaire

Asks personal questions to assist the church, its staff and volunteers to meet the obligations of the Child Safe Standards.

The Code of Conduct, Version 2 was adopted on 14 June 2021

As part of our commitment to create safe spaces at the church, staff and volunteers are required to agree with, sign and abide by the Code of Conduct.