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Before you start your Safe Ministry clearance application it is important that you have the following information at hand…

Blue Form

For all BLUE FORM applicants

  • List of all previous residential addresses

  • List of all churches you have attended regularly during your adult life

  • List of employment history

  • THREE (3) referees (1 x senior church leader, 1 x current or former employer, and 1 x person who knows you well and for at least three years) who are over eighteen years of age and be able to give a report on your good character and suitability for ministry, governance or oversight of children and young people. They must NOT be a relative, close friend or a member of an Ordination Selection Panel. If you have lived in another state or country, please include a referee from your last parish or organisation in that state and/or country. Referees must have provided their permission to use their contact information.

For ordained applicants

  • Record of Ordination / Consecration

For applicants who(’ve) held a Bishop’s Licence

  • List of all Bishop's Licences or Authorities you have held

Orange form

For all ORANGE FORM applicants

  • A list of all churches, parishes or congregations, and if appropriate, church and para-church organisations (such as Scripture Union groups, Crusaders, etc) where you have undertaken ministry as a voluntary worker.

  • TWO (2) referees (1 x church leader, 1 x employer or a person who knows you well and for at least three years). In this context, a 'referee' is someone over 18 years of age who is able to give a report on your good character and suitability for ministry among children and young people. A referee cannot be a relative or a close friend. If you have lived in another state or country within the last three years, please nominate at least one referee from your most recent parish or placement in that state or country. Referees must have provided their permission to use their contact information.

Green form

For all GREEN FORM applicants

  • A list of all churches, parishes or congregations, and if appropriate, church and para-church organisations (such as Scripture Union groups, Crusaders, etc) where you have undertaken ministry as a voluntary worker.

  • TWO (2) referees (1 x church leader, 1 x employer or a person who knows you well and for at least three years). In this context, a 'referee' is someone over 18 years of age who is able to give a report on your good character and suitability for ministry among children and young people. A referee may be a parent or other responsible adult, such as a church leader, teacher or employer, or someone who has known you for longer than one year. Only one referee can be closely related to you. We will contact your referees to tell us what they know that's relevant to our assessment of your suitability to be a voluntary church worker. Referees must have provided their permission to use their contact information.