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.
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).
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 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