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At its 2017 meeting, Synod approved the provisional Sydney Anglican Policy on Responding to Domestic Abuse.
This document can be accessed here:
This is the same provisional policy, with some practical guidelines for it’s implementation, and an appendices with many additional excerpts and resources:
Note: The Policy is provisional and may be amended at the 2018 sitting of Synod.
A domestic abuse flowchart
A simple guide to what action should be taken when a person discloses domestic abuse. Excellent resource for church staff and ministry leaders.
Domestic Abuse Chart
In August 2015, Southern Cross published a cover story about domestic violence in the lives of church members
Part of the above article but useful as a standalone resource is Nicky Lock’s ‘How To Respond‘ list of action and advice when we experience domestic violence in our lives or the lives of those around us:
Anglicare Domestic Violence Adviser – 0438 826 556 (business hours)
Advice to clergy and lay ministers in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney especially for domestic abuse in a church-related setting.
Support a friend or family member experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault.
1800 Respect – ‘Daisy’ App
Daisy is an app that connects women around Australia to services. Daisy can link you up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet for more information and let you know what to expect when contacting a service. Family members and friends can use Daisy to gather information and support a loved one’s decision making. Available for Android and iOS devices.
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