Category 1

  • An undertaking to comply with the Diocesan Code of Conduct - Faithfulness in Service
  • Safer Ministry Screening Questionnaire 
  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Professional Standards Local Screening
  • Professional Standards National Screening
  • Ensuring Safer Church Communities (ESCC) training
  • Child Safe Environments (CSE) training

Category 2

  • An undertaking to be familiar with and uphold the Diocesan Code of Conduct - Faithfulness in Service
  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Ensuring Safer Church Communities (ESCC) training


Application for Clearance for Anglican Ministry

Please click on the relevant link below to open the Application Form PDF file:


Criminal History Check

Applications for Clearance for Ministry - both Categories 1 and 2 - must be accompanied by original or certified copies of ONE of the following:

  • National Criminal History Check report that is dated no older than three months


  • DCSI Certificate


  • DECD Teachers Registration

Any original documentation you send in will be promptly returned to applicants.


How to Apply for a National Criminal History Check

The latest electronic SAPOL application form must be downloaded directly from the SAPOL website; the link below will take you to their website for this purpose. It is important to know that the SAPOL application is a special Adobe PDF file type that requires Adobe's free Acrobat Reader application to be able to be opened, which you can download and install by clicking on this link which will take you to the relevant page on the Adobe website. Depending on the operating system and browser that you are using, the Adobe Acrobat Reader installation may or may not install a helper application in your browser that will open the SAPOL application form directly in your browser when you click on the link on the SAPOL website. If this is not the case, then you will need to right-click on the link to the application form on the SAPOL website and save the PDF file to your device. Once it's downloaded, you will then be able to open it in the Adobe Acrobat Reader application.

The SAPOL form doesn't open when I click on the link; what do I do?

Once you have downloaded Acrobat Reader via the link above and then head to the SAPOL site and click on the link to the application form, this link may not always open the form directly into your browser. In this instance, head back to the 'Apply for a Police Record Check' on the SAPOL website and under 'How to apply for a police check' under Step 1, Option 1, right-click on Download the Application Form. This will open a drop-down box where you can click on 'Download linked file as' to save this PDF onto your computer and then open it in the Adobe Acrobat Reader Application by [double] clicking on it as you would normally do to open any other file.

Pl ease contact your Minister, Parish Safer Ministry Coordinator, Chairperson, or Supervisor for details regarding the VOAN number, so your SAPOL application is at no cost.