Safe Ministry Ordinances
The place of Safe Ministry in the life and culture of Sydney Anglican churches and organisations is set out in various Ordinances passed by our Synod and/or Standing Committee over the last two decades.
The following is a list of the key Ordinances that help shape how Safe Ministry works in our churches/organisations. The list is not exhaustive, and there will be some significant additions during the course of 2019 which will added here in due course.
This Ordinance defines many everyday functions in the administration of our parishes. Chapter 7 covers Safe Ministry Training requirements and who needs to undertake Safe Ministry Training.
As its title suggests, this important Ordinance amends the Parish Administration Ordinance 2008 (the PAO) in some areas of Safe Ministry. Should be read in conjunction with the PAO.
This ordinance is largely in response to the General Synod Safe Ministry to children Canon of 2017 and how it impacts ministry in the Sydney Diocese. It should be read in conjunction with the next Ordinance on the list, the General Synod -Safe Ministry to Children Canon 2017 Adopting Ordinance 2017
This is an Ordinance that set out an initial response to the General Synod Safe Ministry to Children Canon 2017.
It seeks to place on hold a detailed response and implementation of the Canon until such time as Standing Committee worked out that response. This is expected sometime in 2019.
The Ministry Standards Ordinance 2017 sets out how the Diocese manages complaints against church workers. It is included here for reference purposes.
Included here for historical reference only, this Ordinance sets out many of the Safe Ministry processes that form the basis of how we operate now.
The Ordinance that established the Safe Ministry Board – the body that oversees much of the work of the PSU.