Keeping Them Safe: Where Do I Start?

If you’re looking to improve your organisation’s approach to safeguarding but aren’t sure where to start, we’re here to help!

Here are 5 steps to get you started.

1. Assess Your Needs and Legal Requirements

You’ve got to get this right! Understanding your legislative requirements is essential for building a solid foundation of safe ministry practices. We can help you assess your organisation’s specific needs and guide you through your legal obligations and regulations.

2. Streamline Volunteer Screening and Compliance

Admin staff rejoice! You no longer need to dedicate hours to outdated, manual WWCC verification processes. Our unique system automatically runs checks for you, so you can keep tabs on compliance in real-time, increasing efficiency and accuracy. 

3. Transform Your Church Culture through Training

Training shouldn’t feel like a chore—it’s an opportunity to transform your church culture, encouraging all members and staff to embody a safe culture. From our general awareness course (for the entire community) to staff and board member training, we provide tailored levels of training to empower individuals to play an active role in protecting vulnerable people.

4. Strengthen Your Policies and Procedures

Establishing clear policies and procedures is essential for safe ministry practices. We’ll guide you through the process of developing your key documents, such as: 

  • Code of Conduct
  • Volunteer and Leader Screening Process
  • Incident and Concern Management Process
  • List of Appointed Safe Ministry Contacts
  • Safe Ministry Policy.

We explain each document, providing templates and examples that can be tailored to your ministry’s unique needs.

5. Commit to Ongoing Improvement

Safe ministry procedures mustn’t be ‘set-and-forget’. We offer ongoing support and resources to help you stay up-to-date with evolving best practices and legislative changes. Our commitment to continuous improvement ensures that your organisation remains at the forefront of safe ministry standards.

When it comes to creating a safe environment for vulnerable individuals, taking the first step can be daunting! We’d love to partner with you, and together we would assess your legal requirements, streamline your processes, provide transformative training, and support you as you grow a culture of safety in your church community.

If you’d like assistance, reach out to our friendly team! We’d love to help you get started today.