Safe Ministry

Safe Ministry Policy

St Clement’s Anglican Church is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people who participate in our Church ministries, particularly those who are vulnerable. A vulnerable person may be a person who is under the age of 18, elderly, does not speak English, has a disability, going through grief or bereavement, or has an injury or illness. All people could become a vulnerable person at one point in their lives, and it could be short-term or long-term or ongoing.

 

Our Church complies with all of the Anglican Diocese Safe Ministry policies, and these can be found at https://safeministry.org.au/

“There is no place whatsoever for sexual abuse or other misconduct in the life of our churches.
I am committed to ensuring the Sydney Anglican Church has a consistent culture of safe ministry through regular and up-to-date training and resourcing of clergy and lay church workers”
Kanishka Raffel – Archbishop

All volunteers, workers and leaders for our Sunday services, mid-week programs and special events involving those under 18 must have or undertake the following:

  • A Working With Children Check number
  • Safe Ministry Essentials training completed, including the Refresher course (every three years)
  • Have completed and signed off a Safe Ministry Check form
  • Have access to a Faithfulness in Service booklet (also available online)
  • Have access to job description and blueprints from the Safe Ministry site
  • Are regular attendees of Sunday services and Growth Groups.

 

To download a copy of the Faithfulness in Service document, click here

To undertake Safe Ministry training, click here

 

Jesus Christ said, “Love your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbour as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31