UCA SA Screening & Authority process
Selection of leaders>
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Everyone in a role of responsibility (Appointed leaders) with the Uniting Church will need a Working with Children Check (WWCC). A WWCC is valid for five years and is portable across roles and organisations throughout South Australia. For those who have a WWCC with another organisation, the Uniting Church is able to accept and register an interest with the individual’s record being associated with the church.
We still may require additional checks dependant on your role.
How do I get started? To submit a request for a new screening, to record a current one and or read more about this please click here
No one should be considered for a voluntary leadership role unless they have been part of the congregation for at least six months. The six month rule allows members of the congregation and the individual to get to know one another. Individuals being considered for leadership/role of responsibility should first be approached privately to ensure they are willing to participate in the screening process.
Selection of leaders should take into account the applicant’s:
• relevant leadership skills and experience
• personal standards and character
• ability to develop appropriate relationships
• maturity in faith
• awareness of and willingness to work within the Uniting Church ethos and code of conduct.
Can you be “too young” to be a leader?
A leader must be 18 years or older if they are to be part of a leadership team with a significant responsibility.
A young person being apprenticed into leadership roles should be at least 15 years of age and only work under the direct supervision of an adult leader.