Our local SDA church here at Armadale recognises the Safety of children is important.
The safety & protection of children is an important part of the WA church family. All local church leaders and other volunteers abide by the Western Australian Child Safe Place Policy set by the WA SDA Conference office as well as other State and Federal laws in this area.
In response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Australian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (AUC) and other state conferences has made some new changes to its Child Safe Place policies and codes of conduct that all SDA Churches here in WA and the rest of Australia and New Zealand need to read and comply. Our local Church board voted to accept this document in November 2016. All Board members need to read this new document and we encourage all local church members and visitors to read it as well.
Document - Safer Environments for Children and Young People
Helpful flyer - Responding to kids at risk
Sexual abuse towards children is NEVER ok, no matter how minor you think it may be. In fact it is a crime! If you or someone you know is or has been abused, we encourage you to see someone and seek advice.