The Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church has a zero tolerance policy for misconduct and abuse.
Archbishop Glenn Davies says:
“I am committed to strengthening our culture of ‘safe ministry’ through education and professional development of our clergy and lay people, as we seek to maintain the standards of Christian ministry which are grounded in the teaching of the Bible“.
The Professional Standard Unit receives and deals with complaints of child abuse or sexual misconduct by members of the clergy and church workers.
A Pastoral Care as Assistance Scheme is available to provide counselling and other pastoral support to victims of misconduct or abuse.
The Safe Ministry Board formulates and monitors policy and practice and advises on child protection and safe ministry for the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney.