The Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church has a zero tolerance policy for misconduct and abuse.
Archbishop Kanishka Raffel says:
“There is no place whatsoever for sexual abuse or other misconduct in the life of our churches. I am committed to ensuring the Sydney Anglican Church has a consistent culture of safe ministry through regular and up-to-date training and resourcing of clergy and lay church workers. The Office of the Director of Safe Ministry promotes the practise of Christian ministry in accordance with the highest Biblical standards of respect and care.”
The Office of the Director of Safe Ministry receives and deals with complaints of child abuse or sexual misconduct by members of the clergy and church workers.
Counselling and other pastoral support for victims of child or sexual abuse is available through the Pastoral Care and Assistance Scheme.
Other support information and resources are available here.