With National Child Protection Week held in Australia early this month, Professional Standards Department Manager Tim Ross said it was timely that the LCA/NZ’s General Church Council had recently reviewed the church’s Child Protection Policy.
Parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can push people to breaking point. But, Kirra and her husband Rowan have experienced wonder and delight in having 11-year-old Asher in their family.
An LCA team working on issues relating to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse will study the commission’s recommendations and explore their implications for the church.
Churches are recognising the importance of partnering with parents and resourcing faith in the home, as well as the vital role intergenerational relationships and participation in a church community play in growing faith in children.