The Fresh Hope (Churches of Christ in NSW and the ACT) Safe Ministry Strategy forms part of our movement’s ongoing commitment to be a safe place for all people, including safe physical, emotional and spiritual environments, as part of our mission to transforming communities and lives with Fresh Hope.
The Safe Ministry Strategy is designed to ensure that all persons associated within Fresh Hope understand and fulfil their: pastoral, legal, organisational, and duty of care obligations with the aim of providing God-honouring, life-giving, harm-free ministry. The Safe Ministry Strategy
• takes into account the 10 National Principles for Child Safe Organisations 2018 and other relevant legislation (see Appendix)
• is the set of minimum standards for all Fresh Hope agencies in the areas of duty of care, child and vulnerable people protection and just and caring responses to misconduct and abuse.
Acknowledgement: The Fresh Hope Safe Ministry Strategy documentation is an adaptation of those Safe Ministry Resources P/L (SMR) - Safe Ministry Framework © 2018. These are used by permission and for the purpose of child and vulnerable people protection in Fresh Hope Agencies and Ministries.
Disclaimer: This publication is not legal advice. The ideas and procedures herein are based on nationally recognised good practice advice for Safe Ministry and have been written with due regard to Australian legislation in May 2018. Legal advice may need to be sought when responding to individual incidents.