For volunteers and church workers

Our parish relies on many people who contribute their time, talents and energy for our various ministries, and we are deeply grateful to all who serve in this way.

The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne has strict requirements for all who are in positions of responsibility and/or in contact with children and vulnerable people, seeking to do all that we can to provide a safe environment for everyone. Fulfilling these obligations does ask for some more of our time, but is our best way of sharing responsibility together for the welfare of all whom we seek to serve.

There are three particular obligations which you may be asked to fulfil, according to the table below:

a) Obtaining a Working with Children card (see http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au)

b) Obtaining a Police Check (see https://www.crimcheck.org.au/check/AnglicanParishAltLav)

c) Attending a Professional Standards training session (see http://www.melbourneanglican.org.au/Whoweare/Governance/professionalstandards/Pages/Seminars.aspx)

All those in roles listed below also need to sign a Statement of Commitment to the diocesan Code of Conduct for Child Safety: you can view/download the whole Code of Conduct here and the form for signing (two pages) here.

The Code of Conduct is intended to be read with and supplemental to the National Code of Conduct for the Church – Faithfulness in Service.

If you have any questions or difficulties with these processes, please don’t hesitate to contact the Vicar (revdchrislancaster@gmail.com or 0423 199 850).

  Working with Children card Police Check Professional Standards training
Churchwarden No Yes Yes
Parish Council member No Yes Yes
Children’s group leader / coordinator or worker Yes Yes Yes
Superintendent or person in charge of a Sunday School or other educational program Yes Yes Yes
Sunday School or other educational program teacher Yes Yes Yes
Youth or Children’s group leader or coordinator Yes Yes Yes
Youth or Children’s group worker Yes Yes Yes
Op Shop coordinator Yes Yes Yes
Op Shop helper or assistant Yes Yes No
Community meals coordinator Yes Yes Yes
Community meals helper or assistant Yes Yes No
Collection counter No Yes No