The Safeguarding Code of Conduct Challenge for September ends soon. Thank you to those volunteers who participated in the challenge to ensure that everyone has an up-to-date Code of Conduct Declaration by the end of September.
Of the 453 volunteers involved in parish ministries across Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene and Surrey Hills Wattle Park Parishes, 26% have now completed the Code of Conduct Declaration. While we have not reached the 100% target for September, there is still time!
Our parishes are committed to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our care, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. The Code of Conduct specifies the standards of conduct and care required when performing our parish roles and when interacting with children. If you won’t get a chance over the next few days, the declaration will remain open for you to complete.
Each year, all those engaged and participating in parish ministries and activities, including volunteers, clergy and staff, are required to read and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.
To find out more about how we make our parishes safe and welcoming places for all, visit the parish website at Safeguarding Children and Young People.
By Tricia Norman