Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
keep everyone safe.
Working with Children Check
People working or volunteering with children in Australia must, by law, have a Working with Children Check plus, in most cases, a current Police Check.
The Children Check is an assessment of whether a person poses an unacceptable risk to children. As part of the process, the Screening Unit look at criminal history, child protection information and other information.
- QLD – http://bluecard.qld.gov.au/
- NT – https://nt.gov.au/emergency/community-safety/apply-for-a-working-with-children-clearance
- SA – https://screening.sa.gov.au/types-of-check/working-with-children-check
- NSW – https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check
- VIC – https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
- TAS – https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/licensing-and-registration/registrations/work-with-vulnerable-people
- WA – https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/
- ACT – http://www.ors.act.gov.au/community/working_with_vulnerable_people#bill
Working with Children Check RESOURCES
- Record Keeping Sheet – for recording relevant information about workers who rhold a Check, such as application/card numbers and expiry dates can be downloaded here.
- Victorian Check Status of Children Check Card – if you are needing to check the status of many cards, download the WWC Status Checker, download checker here.
- Victorian Child safe Poster can be downloaded here.
- South Australian Working with Children Poster can be accessed here.
- Queensland employee/volunter register excel sheet can be downloaded from here.
- Queensland incident reporting risk management form template can be downloaded here.
Important Numbers to have in your policy/procedure/sop file
Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800
Police – 000
Registration and Attendance Forms
Various templates can be downloaded from here.
Application for Children’s Ministry Team members
Thoroughly screen your leaders and volunteers. This form is used to assess a candidate’s suitability to join the CHURCH NAME Team and to gain valuable information in caring for the person. Download the Kids Ministry Team Application pack from HERE.
Code of conduct
A Code of Conduct can be downloaded, printed, laminated and posted on the wall after all volunteers and staff have gone through training. Three pages long, that can be adaptable to your Church policies and Procedures. Download it from here.
Policies and procedures
Youth and Kids Ministry policy template can be copied, edited and confirmed by your lawyer here
This file is designed in Microsoft Word and is available to edit from here.
Download this PhotoShop file from here. Edit to suit your children’s ministry, print and hand out. How easy is that!
This free Parent Booklet includes an Indesign Photoshop template along with linked files. This is a great tool to make available on your church website and to print. It will inform new parents about your kids ministry. Download from here.
team training handbook
Download and edit in Adobe Indesign, from here.
A nice template to let parents know of any minor incidents that have happened, while their child was in your care.
Download from here.
A basic Children’s Attendance form available from here. 3 pages all editable in word document.
Babies and Toddlers
Parents with young kids love connecting with other parents with young kids. Churches can provide places of connecting by running various programs that parents and even grandparents (who care for their grandkids while the parents work) can attend.
For information and ideas for parents with new babies and baby dedications, find resources here.
It’s wise to keep updated on the information that the Government provides to the community. Most states and territories in Australia have information set up for protecting children.