8 September 2023 Listen to this podcast https://lca.box.com/shared/static/qtn0l4u953lqmqz2zrqojj3myrnfzna7.m4a Into the light Ryan Williams Three decades ago, at a Lutheran church in South Australia, Ryan Williams was sexually abused – while… Read more
Australia’s eSafety Commissioner is urging parents and carers to speak with their children about online safety, warning complaints of serious cyberbullying involving under 14s more than tripled last year compared to pre-pandemic 2019.
Safety Management Online (SMO) has implemented a new two-factor authentication (2FA) process for all users across the platform. It is now very common, as it is an effective way to increase site security for all data.
The LCA’s new Child Safety Standards for Congregations have been approved by the General Church Board (GCB). These standards were developed to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations across all LCA congregations in Australia.
An estimated 300 congregational leaders and pastors joined the LCANZ Safe Church webinar on Saturday. Child Protection Project Officer Mary-Ann Carver spoke about the draft LCA Child Safety Standards for Congregations.
In the first year after being accepted into the Australian National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in institutional settings, 22 applications have been made to the scheme for redress by the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA).
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.