Christ Church, as part of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney, is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people, particularly within its own community. To ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people in our communities, the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney, in conjunction with the Anglican Church of Australia, will –
- Carefully recruit and train its clergy and church workers
- Adopt and encourage safe ministry practices by its clergy and church workers
- Respond promptly to each concern raised about the behaviour of its clergy and church workers
- Offer pastoral support to any person who has suffered abuse
All our Leaders are Trained
In order to be able to lead, help, teach or supervise any children’s ministry at Christ Church, leaders need to have a Working with Children Check (WWCC), have completed the Diocesan Safe Ministry Course and have undergone a Safe Ministry Check. This is our Diocese’s best practice to equip all people working with children and other vulnerable people with the knowledge and understanding to do so in a manner that builds a culture of safe ministry.
Safe Ministry Courses
The Anglican Diocese of Sydney requires that all people working in ministry to children and youth, including ministers and assistant ministers, complete Safe Ministry Essentials. This course is also relevant for those working in ministry to other vulnerable people.
Our Safe Ministry Representative
Jacquie Woods is our Safe Ministry Representative. She assists our Senior Minister, David Mears, and the church to comply with the Safe Ministry requirements of the Diocese. She helps to monitor our Safe Ministry accreditation and our Working with Children Checks, and she also reports on Safe Ministry systems and practice. If you have any Safe Ministry queries or concerns she can be contacted below.