ACC Safer Churches
No matter who we minister to, we want that ministry to be safe, encouraging and strengthening for both those being ministered to, and those who are serving within that ministry. In order to do this, ACC QLD/NT provides safer churches training workshops for credential holders, board members and volunteers in safer church ministry and a safer churches national helpline has been set up.
Safer Churches Training
All ACC Credential and Certificate holders are required to complete Child Protection Training to maintain their Credential/Certificate. A refresher course is required every three years, in line with best practice and accepted standards. Before commencing the credential process, Senior Pastors are to ensure that candidates have completed the required Safer Churches training.
ACC has developed the following training options in conjunction with Safe Ministry Resources (SMR) for all ACC people and pastors.
National Police Check
As part of the ACC credential process, candidates are required to provide a National Police Check.
To apply for a police check online, please click here.
Local Church Safer Churches Resources
ACC local churches, as self-governing entities, bear the ultimate responsibility for implementing the ACC Safer Churches strategy in the church.
The ACC Child Protection Policy was adopted at the 2015 National Conference with an implementation date of 1 December 2015.
To assist ACC local churches and pastors with implementing the Safer Churches strategy, the tools and resources are available to download from our National website – access.acc.org.au
If churches require any assistance or advice implementing safer church guidelines and procedures, please contact our ACC QLD/NT Safer Church Officer – Ps Gary Swenson
All ACC QLD/NT credential/certificate holders and those who work or volunteer in ‘child-related work’ in an ACC church are required to hold a current Working with Children Card.
Please click on the below tab relevant to your State or Territory for more information or to apply for a Working with Children card.