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ESCC is an in-house program that outlines the way in which we as Anglican Churches want to ensure our church communities create and provide safe environments in every way – socially, relationally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
This program looks at issues such as what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God, and our role in creating and shaping culture. We look at different types of potential abuse across congregations and in the Diocese as well as take a closer look at the Diocesan Code of Conduct- Faithfulness in Service, what it means and how it translates to our lives in service.
This program also contains elements of Child Safe Environments training and can be attended by anyone needing to attend a CSE refresher course as an alternative to the half day refresher.
We understand that while Level 2 Lay License holders are not required to do any Child Safe Environments training, and may in fact never have any one on one contact with a child or young person during their ministry, it is important that as a Church community we are aware of the signs and dangers of child abuse and realize that we all play a roll in protecting our young and vulnerable.
This element of the ESCC training is important in that it raises awareness of child protections issues, which could also be translated across to issues of elder abuse, and gives us answers as to ‘where to go’ for assistance. People in any area of ministry may encounter stories and experiences of abuse, and it is important to know how to respond and minister in such situations.
Unfortunately, if you are not attached to an Anglican parish or Anglicare SA, you will not be able to complete the course with us as our training sessions are not open to the general public.
Lunch and Refreshments are provided.
Contact the course organiser if you have any Dietary requirements.
When & Where
Anglican Diocese of Adelaide
Founded in 1847, the Diocese of Adelaide consists of over 90 churches across 65 parishes. It covers an area of nearly 23,000 square kilometres, including the metropolitan area of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley, and Kangaroo Island; easily the most densely populated areas of South Australia. It it nested between the Diocese of Willochra, to the North, and the Diocese of the Murray to the South and East. Together with these two Dioceses it forms the Province of South Australia, of which the Archbishop of Adelaide is the head.
Young people are our future, and the Diocese of Adelaide is home to 10 Anglican schools, with which it maintains close ties; not only being present at functions, but actively supporting the growth of the schools and their students both as individuals and collectively.
The Diocese of Adelaide maintains a strong emphasis on outreach, and works closely with a number of charitable organisations, largely through Anglicare SA. We also have strong ties to our companion Dioceses, including in Africa, where we are able through funding and hard work, to help build schools, medical centres and supply training and basic needs to people in areas devastated by war and poverty.