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    AdSafe

    AdSafe Ltd is a service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church committed to maintaining safe environments within the church and facilitating healing and justice pathways for victims of sexual and physical abuse.

    AdSafe provides:

    • Support for survivors of abuse and their families
    • Training and resourcing local churches – Each is required to have a trained local or regional Safe Place Coordinator
    • Help with Policy implementation
    • 100% commitment to abuse-free churches and church-related activities

    Any concerns can be confidentially and anonymously shared with the 24-hour a day, 7-day a week AdSafe hotline: 1-800-220-468.

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to creating and sustaining the church as a safe place for everyone. This includes maintaining safe environments within the church, its affiliated entities and all its programs as safe for children, vulnerable adults, volunteers and church workers.  We want all people who come to our churches and church-related activities to feel equal, safe and free to meet with Jesus.

    How we can support you

    The AdSafe Survivor Services team provides care and support, and creates a safe environment where survivors can share their stories and be empowered to seek justice.

    A predominant aspect of creating and sustaining a safer church environment is training. All safeguarding training is available online and can be accessed from AdSafe’s online training portal.

    Screening Appointments

    As Nominating Committees sit, please remember that all staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in the Church should be screened. This includes:

    • Compliance with criminal history record checks requirements which are often referred to as ‘Working with Children Checks’.
    • Meet ‘qualifying’ periods before the local Church appoints them to working with children (12 months if new to the congregation, 6 months if transferring from another Adventist church)
    • Complete ‘referee checks’ for all staff or volunteers who are new to the congregation or being appointed for the first time
    • Undergo an interview to ascertain the applicant’s suitability for working with children/youth
    • Pledge to follow the local Church’s Code of Conduct and Child-Safe Policy.

    According to the worldwide ‘Church Manual’ (18th Edition, 2010) it is the duty of the local Church’s Nominating Committee to make careful inquiry into the suitability of people they nominate to the Church for appointment to positions with children and youth. Between appointment cycles, this duty rests with the local Church’s Board.

    If you work with children, are in leadership in your church, are the Safe Place coordinator, you are encouraged to call AdSafe or contact the Conference with any questions.

    To access support, acquire resources, register for training or report a case, visit www.adsafe.org.au. For more Local Church support, click here.

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