Child Safe and safety for vulnerable people within our church

Pakenham Lakeside Church has zero tolerance for any form of child abuse.

The volunteers who work with our children (for example, in our Kids4Christ ministry during sermons each fortnight) have valid Working With Children Checks. We train people in child safety through the nationally recognised ‘Childsafe’ program.

We work hard to ensure physical, emotional and spiritual safety for the children and adults connected with our care. If you see something that you think is potentially dangerous or harmful, please contact us and let us know.

Links and resources

In addition, we follow the Lutheran Church of Australia’s Professional Standards policies and procedures for all people we come into contact with. Click this link to read more about the LCA’s Professional Standards and Ethical Behaviour.

At this link you can watch a video message from our National Bishop about our care for the vulnerable.

The Lutheran Church of Australia has signed up to the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional sexual abuse.

If you believe that you, or someone you know, has been abused or harassed by someone connected to our church, please click this link for details on how to report this.