The Professional Standards Department (PSD) assists congregations and other bodies to promote high standards of ethical behaviour and care for all, and especially for children and others in vulnerable circumstances.
For more information, see the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) website:
Professional Standards Training (includes FAQs and training dates)
Related LCA Policies
The Blue Card system
The Blue Card system is a key prevention and monitoring system of people working with children and young people in Queensland. Congregations and other agencies maintain their own Blue Card registers. The LCAQD Blue Card policy states:
"The LCAQD is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all children who engage with the Church. The Church will take all reasonable measures to nurture children and protect them from harm and abuse, and ensure compliance with all legislative requirements for the prevention of harm to children.
All Pastors in active or locum service are required to hold a valid Blue Card.
Lay workers, paid employees and volunteers who provide child related services and activities must hold a valid Blue Card."
For more information, or support with Blue Card management, please contact the LCA Professional Standards Officer:
LCA Professional Standards Officer based in the Queensland District
(07) 3511 4089 0437 252 736
Church worker support
Kit is also there to provide Church worker support and/or HR advice, whether in times of difficulty or in your routine operations.
(07) 3512 7284