Safe Ministry

Safe Ministry Framework

Our Safe Ministry Framework of Safe Ministry Policy and Procedures, Code of Conduct, Safe Ministry Clearance including Safe Ministry Training, and a Safe Ministry Co-ordinator in each Parish, exists to ensure that our church environments, our spaces, leaders and culture, are safe. The Anglican Diocese of Adelaide aims to ensure that all people within its environments are free from harm or abuse.


The Diocese of Adelaide aims to ensure that:

  • All clergy, church workers and volunteers undertake to act in accordance with these standards
  • That all people, especially children and the vulnerable, are to be protected from all forms of abuse including physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual
  • That where abuse has occurred, it is identified and responded to immediately


To achieve this, the Diocese has in place a Safe Ministry ‘clearance’ process, consisting of screening and training, for all clergy, those licensed by the Bishop, paid church workers, and volunteers serving in any prescribed capacity within a church or related entity. 
Following successful completion of the initial screening and training process, clearance needs to be renewed every three years.

If you have any other queries, please contact the Safe Ministry Unit by emailing In addition, the Diocese applies the Anglican Church of Australia Persons of Concern Policy.