We’re committed to providing a safe environment for everyone at Providence. Here are some of the steps we take to make sure that’s the case.
Safe Ministry at Providence
Safe Ministry at Providence churches
We seek to make all of our ministries and events at Providence churches safe, whether big or small, formal or informal. Our practices are shaped by our Safe Ministry policies (Currently our Safe Ministry policies are under review to make sure they comply with the latest government regulation and the PCN constitution. Please email us if you would like more information). The Providence Church Network Committee of Management helps to develop safe ministry policies and practices that are implemented by the staff and leaders at Providence churches.
Safe Ministry Training
As part of creating a safe environment, we ask all our volunteers and leaders at Providence churches to complete online Safe Ministry training as they start serving. This training equips them to go about their ministry for their own safety and the safety of those they serve. This training is provided by Safe Ministry Check and is renewed regularly.
Working with Children Check
We ask volunteers serving kids (0-18) at Providence churches to hold a current Working with Children Check, as required by WA legislation. If parent volunteers are ineligible to obtain a WWCC due to their child usually participating in the program, we ask them to obtain a VNCP.
Volunteer National Police Certificate
Providence churches ask leaders and some of our volunteers to apply for Volunteer National Police Checks. We do this to ensure the people who bear responsibility in our community are suitable for those roles.
Safe Ministry Representatives
It is a policy of the Providence Church Network that each church have at least one male and one female Safe Ministry Representative. Their contact details are available on their respective church’s website so please contact them if you have any questions or concerns about our Safe Ministry policies, procedures or practices, or if you wish to report a particular incident.