We affirm that all people have the right to be emotionally and physically safe, respected, and to have their views and opinions valued at all times. And we live in a country that legislates for people’s safety, something to which God calls his body to already be mindful of when ministering to vulnerable people. God particularly identifies foreigners, widows and orphans as vulnerable people groups who are to be given special care and protection because of their powerlessness to name a few (Exodus 22:21-22, Deuteronomy 10:17-19, Jeremiah 22:2-4, James 1:2).

All leaders, ministers, staff and office holders at Stockton Anglican Church are required to follow ‘Faithfulness in Service‘ as set out by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

All those involved in ministry including volunteers are also screened according to the procedures of our Church and Diocese, both of which are in accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation.

SAFE CHURCH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Safe Church Policy

Reporting Suspected Harm Procedure

Alleged Misconduct Procedure

For further details about Safe Ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle please see the Diocesan Website’s page on Safe Ministry.