Child safety

We are committed to maintaining a safe community for children by implementing the Breaking the Silence Policy and Code of Conduct provided by the Presbyterian Church of Australia.

The Breaking the Silence Policy calls for regular screening and training of leaders and volunteers working with children under the age of 18. There are clear reporting procedures in place and the leadership at Kingsway Church regularly review these policies and procedures.

All volunteers serving with children and young people have been interviewed, gone through a criminal record check, receive child safety training and have been members of Kingsway Church for a minimum of 6 months. We have a policy of team teaching with children and young people, meaning that there will always be a team of two teachers present to lead the children.

Volunteer screening

All our volunteers working with children are appointed after a full screening process. The process begins with a formal application with reference checks and interview with the Ministry Co-ordinator. All applicants must have a NSW Working With Children Check (NSW WWCC), which involves a national police check (criminal history check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct. 

Applicants are then registered and verified by the Conduct Protocol Unit of Jericho Road Presbyterian Social Services before they are appointed to serve.

Under no circumstances will a person with a criminal record of child abuse, molestation or similar offences be allowed to be involved in our children's ministry.

Application process

If you would like to volunteer to serve at Church, please follow the following steps:

1. Complete the Application Form here

Note: If the intended Ministry that you will be serving in does not involve children or young people under the age of 18, then please skip step 1, and continue from step 2.

Once this step is completed, we will get in contact with you to review and discuss the information provided.

2. Apply for a NSW WWCC here

3. Complete the Breaking the silence training (see below)

4. Register with the Child Protocol Unit (CPU) here

5. Complete the relevant Job Description here

Breaking the Silence Training

Once you have completed the above, you will also need to complete the Breaking the Silence Training. 

Basic Training is required before a person commences working with children and young people. The full Basic Training course is to be completed again every three years.

Read and Review Training (previous called Top-Up Training) is required to be completed every year in between the Basic Training course.

Basic Training       Read and Review Training