Who

Who needs to do this training: 

All voluntary or paid workers who work with and/or have responsibility for children or young people under the auspices of the PCANZ are implicated in the specific training, recruitment, police vetting, health, safety and ethical practices, and reporting of child abuse stipulated in the PCANZ Child Protection Policy. 

 

Section 2 of the CPP states: 

 "This policy outlines what is expected of all parts of the church including voluntary or paid workers who work with or have responsibility for children or young people” 

 

People specifically required to comply with the Training and Police Vetting Requirements etc of the PCANZ Child Protection Policy include but are not limited to: 

 

  • any members of a mainly music (or similar) team who interact with children or young people as part of the ministry, including those amazing people who serve morning tea if they interact with the children present in any way 

  • anyone involved in a church’s children’s or youth ministry where they interact with children or young people 

  • anyone who helps run a church playgroup where they interact with children 

  • a choir or music director who works with children or young people as part of a PCANZ ministry 

  • anyone who mentors or disciples a child or young person 

  • anyone who acts as a security guard for a youth event where they are interacting with young people 

  • the key leaders of all-age ministry services and gatherings where children, young people and adults interact together as part of the ministry of the church including homegroups 

  • any volunteers and staff responsible for any breakout ministry activities that happen for children and young people in the context of an all age ministry gathering, including homegroups 

 

People not specifically required to comply with the Training and Police Vetting Requirements etc of the PCANZ Child Protection Policy: 

  • those attending a Sunday worship service who are not working with or have a responsibility for children or young people even if children or young people are present in the service 

  • anyone attending or leading attending a home group for adults where the hosts children are present but are not part of the homegroup proceedings