Safe Church

We are committed to making our church a safe church

Waverley Baptist Church (WBC) is committed to the highest standard of child safety, and will take all appropriate steps to develop, implement and maintain principles, policies and procedures which ensure children are safe and protected from harm. 

WBC has zero tolerance for child abuse, is committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe, and actively works to empower children. WBC will not knowingly engage any person as a staff member, ministry leader or helper who poses an unacceptable risk to children.

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments. 

Our Child Protection Policy

All people, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, disability and family/social background have equal rights to this protection.

All people, including children and young people, have the right to be respected and valued as well as feel emotionally, physically and spiritually safe always.

All young people will be respected and supported, no matter their background, gender identity or sexuality.

This policy applies to all staff and volunteers of Waverley Baptist Church.



Our Safe Church Team consists of

Andrew J
Safe Church Head

Jeremy C
Deacon, BB Ldr

Bethany B

Waverley Baptist is committed to:

Safe recruitment of leaders

Code of Conduct

Provision of an open and safe envirment

Understand and value diversity

Risk management

Response to allegations of risk of harm/abuse and serious misconduct

Response to other disclosures of abuse

Regular review