Safe Ministry 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.
Working in adherence to biblical standards, the legal requirements set by the Federal and South Australian State Governments and the National Anglican Church, 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 capacity within a church or related entity.
Following successful completion of the initial screening and training process, clearance is maintained via two short refresher programmes to be undertaken once every three years. So why not start the application process today to help ensure that our places of ministry are safe for all people?
If you have any other queries, please contact the Safe Ministry Unit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Ministry Framework
Training and screening form an important part of Safe Ministry, but they exist within a wider framework that governs how the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide prevents and responds to abuse or harm of any kind.
Standards: Code of Conduct (Faithfulness in Service)
Caring for those who have been abused: Healing Steps / National Redress Scheme
Handling Complaints: Report Abuse / Grievances