Safe Church Communities Resources

On this page you will find a selection of useful resources to help develop and maintain a culture of safety in your church and parish.

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Safe Church Communities Ordinance 2009 (last amended 2021)

Explains the requirements for Safe Church Communities endorsement for church workers and volunteers.

How to report suspected child abuse

To be printed and handed out to the group doing the Faithfulness in Service training.

Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Training – Parish Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation is a guide for presenting Faithfulness in Service to your group. Suggestions are made in the notes on each slide.

Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Module F1 – Online Training Answers

To be used in conjunction with Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Module F1 – Online Training Booklet.

Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Module F1 – Online Training Booklet

This booklet has been developed to help parishes and organisations understand and commit to the code, so that church communities are safe and healthy places for everyone.

Safe Ministry Check Questionnaire (SMCQ) – Volunteer Application Form

Only for those individuals aged 18 and older for whom it is not possible to complete the SMCQ online.

Safe Ministry Check Questionnaire (SMCQ) – Volunteer Application Form U18

Only for those individuals under 18 for whom it is not possible to complete the SMCQ online.

Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Review Questions

To be used after your presentation to review what was learnt.

Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Booklet

A code for personal behaviour and the practice of pastoral ministry by clergy and church workers.

Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Commitment Statement

To read and complete after you have read Faithfulness in Service and participated in the Training Module.

Guide to Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Parish Presentations

A guide to Faithfulness in Service training within a Parish context.

Faithfulness in Service (FiS) Training Video