An estimated 300 congregational leaders and pastors joined a recent LCANZ Safe Church webinar.

The webinar in late March featured a presentation on the draft LCA Child Safety Standards for Congregations by Child Protection Project Officer Mary-Ann Carver.

The standards align with and will help the church to implement the Australian Government’s National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. The standards also are designed to help the LCANZ to build up its existing children’s ministries.

Videos from the event are available on the Child Safety Standards page on the LCA website at

Mary-Ann and the LCANZ’s Professional Standards Department thanked everyone who participated for their commitment and their contributions during the online seminar.

Tim Ross, manager of the Professional Standards Department, said many participants also asked insightful questions during the webinar. ‘It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm for Safe Church’, he said. ‘Due to the importance of the topics discussed, we encourage those who missed the webinar on the day to view and share the videos.’

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