Safe Church Workshops

The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo is committed to minimising the risk of misconduct by ensuring our leaders and programs are safe and that all people are respected and valued.

Safe Church Awareness Workshops are ecumenical and are designed for all clergy, ministry leaders, parish councillors, youth and children leaders and anyone with a leadership role within the church.

The workshops cover:

  • duty of care, codes of conduct, power, transparency and accountability
  • protecting vulnerable people, indicators of abuse, responding to abuse and protective behaviours
  • training, recruiting and supervising leaders
  • how to establish and run safe church ministry programs (risk management)

The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo encourages all church leaders to attend a Safe Church Awareness Workshop every three years.

Upcoming workshops:

Full workshops (9.30am – 4.00pm):

  • Saturday, 24 March 2018 at Holy Trinity, Flora Hill – register here 
  • Saturday, 8 September 2018 at Holy Trinity Flora Hill – register here


Refresher workshops (9.30am – 12.30pm):

  • Saturday, 21 April 2018 at St Mary’s Kangaroo Flat – register here
  • Saturday, 5 May 2018 in the Parish of Sunraysia South – register here


Full workshop: $35.00
Refresher workshop: $20.00



The Rev’d Canon Heather Marten
Ministry Development Officer