KEEPING THINGS SAFE:
MBC is committed to the physical, emotional, and spiritual welfare and safety of all people. In particular, we are committed to ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable people in our community (and everyone who attends MBC is encouraged to be involved in creating a safe environment for these people).
We have a zero-tolerance approach to misconduct and abuse. All of our paid and volunteer MBC kids team members are subject to our Safe Ministry Policy and Procedures. This includes ensuring that those who work with under 18s are not ‘prohibited persons’, and hold current “Working with Children Check” clearance. In addition, all staff and volunteers are required to undertake “
Safe Ministry Training”, and complete a refresher training course every three years.
To create a system of accountability, we also have Safe Ministry Contacts:
Robyn Lennox (0447 092 766,
Ray Wilkinson (0422 199 264,
The Safe Ministry Contacts will respond to all incident reports and complaints about persons of concern by following the MBC Guidelines for Safe Ministry Incident Management. Any incidents of criminal activity (including child-to-child, adult-to-child and adult-to-adult) will be reported to police. Any incidents of child abuse will be reported to the NSW Government according to the Online Mandatory Reporter Guide. The insurer of MBC and the State Ombudsman may also be advised of any allegations of abuse. In certain incidents (as outlined in the Guidelines) the Safe Ministry Contacts will appoint an Independent Ministry Investigator to explore allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
To read our Safe Ministry Policy and Procedures
For more resources, or if you have any concerns, the Abuse Hotline can be reached on
1800 774 945.
At MBC our finances are handled ethically and with transparency.
All our financial affairs are supervised by our administration team, who are elected and appointed annually. This team of people set the budget and approve expenditure in consultation with the staff team.
Members are able to view the church financial position at any time by
contacting us to arrange an appointment.
Your privacy is important to us.
RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
MBC is committed to promoting and supporting safer environments that: recognise equality between all people, including husbands and wives; promote a culture of healthy relationships of mutual responsibility and respect in marriages, families and congregations; ensure that all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse; strive to follow good practice in protecting those experiencing domestic abuse; refuse to condone any form of abuse; and
enable concerns to be raised and responded to clearly and consistently.
To read our Responding to Domestic Violence Policy and Procedures
If you need resources, advice and support, we recommend reaching out to:
Emergency Triple Zero
000 if you or your children are in danger
Child Protection Helpline
132 111 if you think a child or young person is at risk of harm from abuse
NSW Domestic Violence Line
1800 65 64 63 if you're a woman experiencing domestic violence
1300 78 99 78 if you're a man experiencing domestic violence
No To Violence - Mens Referral Service
1300 76 64 91 if you're a man using domestic violence