Church child safety standards approved
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.
Child sex abuse redress applications update
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).
LCA joins child abuse survivor redress scheme
The LCA has been accepted into the Australian National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in institutional settings.
New support program for pastors
The Professional Pastoral Supervision Program offers an opportunity for church workers to speak confidentially and regularly with a trusted and skilled practitioner about what is happening in their ministry.
Members’ views on child protection invited
Members are being invited to contribute to consultations as part of the church’s commitment to developing a child-safe culture. The consultations are part of the LCA Child Protection Project, which was established to oversee the implementation of recommendations from the Australian Royal Commission.
LCA responds to child protection paper
As part of its ongoing commitment to developing a child-safe culture within the church, the LCA has responded to a child protection paper from the New South Wales Government.
Lutheran named on Royal Commission panel
LCA member Andrea Mason OAM has been named as a Royal Commissioner for Australia’s Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Synod to reflect on National Apology
Next week’s LCA General Synod in Sydney will reflect on Australia’s National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse during the triennial churchwide meeting.
LCA joins National Redress Scheme
The LCA will join the Australian National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in institutional settings. The decision was made on 15 June by General Church Council.
National Redress Scheme (Australia)
by Bishop John Henderson
Yesterday the General Church Council (GCC) resolved that the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) will join the National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in institutional settings. Established by the Commonwealth Government, the scheme is a direct result of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It will… Read more