Extracted from (https://www.perth.anglican.org)
The Anglican Diocese of Perth is committed to Safe Ministry, we are committed to:
The implementation of appropriate Policies, Protocols and Codes of Conduct with the aim of protecting and safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Rigorous background screening processes for all clergy and lay leaders.
Transparency and accountability when addressing complaints of misconduct against Clergy and lay leaders, with full regard to legal and ethical considerations.
The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and adults.
Ensuring safe, caring communities that provide an environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of misconduct and abuse.
Ms Tracie Chambers-Clark
Director of Professional Standards
Ph: (08) 9425 7203 (Direct) or 0419 935 889 (Mobile)
GPO Box W2067, Perth WA 6846
Safe Ministry to Children Canon
Policy 40.4 Professional Standards - Screenings (Safe Ministry Checks)
Policy 40.5 Professional Standards - Safe Ministry
Only one form needs to be completed if you have multiple roles in a parish.
For example, if you are a volunteer in the op shop, serve morning tea and involved in children’s ministry, Form 2 is required as child related work will always take precedence.
Form 2 | Adult Volunteer - Any person who undertakes pastoral ministry that involves direct, regular and not incidental contact with children.
Those needing to complete Form 2 include but are not limited to the following roles:
Lay Pastoral Ministers (LPMs)
Sunday School Teachers, Helpers and Assistants
Creche Workers and Assistants
Mainly Music Leaders and Facilitators (not those who provide catering)
Camp Leaders Staff and Helpers
Youth Leaders and Staff
Holiday Program Leaders
Overnight Activity Leaders
Music Leaders and choir members where children are participating
Form 3 | Volunteer aged between 13 and 18 years who will undertake pastoral ministry that involves direct, regular and not incidental contact with children.
Form 4 | Reference Check - For persons who are currently ordained, candidates for ordination and lay members of the Church.
Form 5 | All Adult Volunteers who are who ARE NOT involved in pastoral ministry that involves direct, regular and not incidental contact with children.
Form 6 | All Child Volunteers who ARE NOT involved in pastoral ministry that involves direct, regular and not incidental contact with children.
Form 7 | All Volunteers who are NOT members of a parish
Roles include - Boards, Committees, Councils, Op Shops, Soup Kitchens and Emergency Relief.
Form 8 | Reference Check - All Volunteers in all roles
While we understand that many volunteers have completed the now obsolete Form 1, we encourage all volunteers to complete the appropriate forms that were implemented in 2019 to maintain a
consistent approach to Safe Ministry in keeping with the Safe Ministry to Children Canon (2017).
Volunteers must also submit a (Volunteer) National Police Clearance.