Chaplains and Incident Responders are accredited by SCA. The accreditation process involves an application by an individual; obtaining a reference from the individual’s church; ensuring the individual has a current working with children approval/check with their relevant State or Territory authority and SCA staff carrying out a Duty of Care interview with the individual. Once accredited, Chaplains and Incident Responders are supported by Regional Coordinators.
SCA Chaplains and Incident Responders receive training in pastoral care and incident response (where they are accredited as an Incident Responder). Ongoing specialised training is also available.
SCA’s independent integrity committee oversees the review and oversight of integrity matters made known to SCA, including professional conduct and child safety conduct matters. Reporting of such matters is open to both current and past Chaplains and Incident Responders, sports, churches and the general public.