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.
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
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.
Most publicity surrounding the ongoing Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has focused on the larger churches in Australia, but the LCA ‘is not immune’ from this scourge. That’s the view of LCA Professional Standards Director Liz Crawford, who attended the Safe Church Network of the National Council of Churches biennial conference… Read more