Our Safe Ministry CommitmentSt Matthias 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, St Matthias in conjunction with the Anglican Church of Australia, is committed to:
- Carefully recruiting and training its clergy and church workers
- Adopting and encouraging safe ministry practices by its clergy and church workers
- Responding promptly to any concern raised about the behaviour of its clergy and church workers
- Providing supervision of and pastoral accountability (within the context of the ministries, locations and activities of St Matthias) to any person (who is a member of a St Matthias congregation and) who is known to have abused a child or another vulnerable person.
- Complete compliance with child protection screening legislation - the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998
- Requiring all people in a children’s ministry position undergo regular safe ministry training
- Keeping safe ministry training records
- Monitoring and reporting on safe ministry systems and practice within St Matthias
- Reporting any abuse (whether by paid clergy or unpaid church workers
For more information about our safe ministry commitment please visit the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney’s Professional Standards Unit.