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Safe Church Team Network Evening 2023

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Join us on the 23rd May for equipping and an opportunity to connect with other Safe Church Teams, share resources and support one another. The evening will be considering the topic ‘Navigating Historic Abuse Complaints in Your Church’.

Receiving complaints of this nature is significant in the life of a church. It is important that the church is committed to ensuring a pastorally sensitive and just outcome for victim survivors. It is also important that the church community is well led and cared for. It is further important that the church manages the legal and procedural issues well.

We will have appropriate input from local churches telling the story of how they have walked this journey. There will also be input from presenters who have experience in the legal and procedural aspects related to such claims. These include:

  • Sam Burnett and Sarah Ryan from Prolegis Lawyers addressing the legal framework for child abuse proceeding
  • Nathan Croot from Jefferson & Shea Legal speaking on the practical aspects of responding to a legal claim
  • Jonathan Bradford, our Baptist Churches NSW and ACT Ministry Standards Manager, who will speak about claims related to the National Redress Scheme.

We will also hear from Sean Kendall, Child Safe Coordinator with the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian as well as an update from James Oosterveen regarding the Safe Church Health Check.

We will also have some time collaborating in small groups with other churches, and to top it off, supper will be provided for those attending in person.

The Safe Church Network Evening is designed for Safe Church Teams and is an ideal environment for these teams to gather. If your church does not yet have a Safe Church Team, then we would encourage the church leadership attend so they are equipped to develop a Safe Church Team after the event.


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The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT does not accept responsibility for any losses incurred, including but not limited to, transport and accommodation booked for the event. The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT reserves the right to change any of the published event details without notice and have the final say on any matter relating to the event.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT understands circumstances change and offer the following alternatives to assist you should you need to alter your registration. Cancellations can be arranged by writing to The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT before Monday, 23rd May 2022. No further updates can be made after this date. This event is free therefore no refunds will be issued. The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT can allow for special consideration of your circumstances regarding this policy. If this is the case, please contact The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT to discuss your circumstances.

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May 23
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT – Ministry Standards
02 9868 9221
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Baptist Ministry Centre
5 Saunders Close
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 Australia
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