Safe Church empowers churches to recognise and respond to domestic abuse within the church and wider community.
Women’s Aid ABCLN established established Onus as a social enterprise in 2007. Onus offers specialist training and consultancy services on domestic abuse. We are a Platinum Safe Place Partner with ONUS.
As a Safe Place Partner with Onus we encourage faith based organisations to become a Safe Church.
To achieve the Safe Church award Churches must attend two tiers of CPD certified training with Onus primarily aimed at clergy and those with a responsibility for safeguarding within the church.
- Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness Training
- A Church Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse
On completion churches will be issued with a supply of Safe Place resources to display.
- Domestic Violence Champions
Clergy will encouraged to appoint a ‘lead champion’ to attend this session to provide a dedicated response to domestic abuse and lead the way with addressing the issue within the local community.