Safe Ministry

The Diocese of the Northern Territory is committed to safe ministries. This means that Diocesan parishes, ministries and entities should be person-valuing, harm-free and respectful environments for ministry to God’s glory.

As a Diocese, we are committed to our pastoral, biblical, insurance, legal and duty of care responsibilities. This includes implementing the recommendations from the Anglican General Synod in relation to safer ministry as underpinned by the Diocesan Code of Conduct: Faithfulness in Service, with the intended goal that all ministries are spiritually, emotionally and physically safe.

The five key statements in our Safe Ministry policy are:

  1. Safe Recruitment
  2. Adequate Training
  3. Continued Supervision
  4. Safe Environments
  5. Safe to raise Concerns

We are also committed to ensuring that the collection, storage and sharing of information is consistent with legislated Privacy Principles and that information is only accessible by authorised personnel who have a valid reason for doing so.

In the event of any sexual misconduct by a church worker in the Diocese of the Northern Territory, there is a Diocesan procedure for dealing with such misconduct: in the first instance, please contact the Director of Professional Standards, Mr Greg Milles on 1800 242 544. For all other concerns relating to Safe Ministry, please contact the Safe Ministries Helpline 1800 070 511.

For more information please use these links, which provide downloadable safe ministry policy, protocols, forms and code of conduct resources for Diocesan church workers.

Safe Ministry Training

You can find information on upcoming Safe Ministry Training Days here.

Downloadable Resources

Poster for DisplaySafe Ministry Poster for Display in Churches
Code of ConductFaithfulness in Service
Safe Ministry Check FormsChurch Worker Check Category 1
Church Worker Check_Category 1 (Referee)
Church Worker Check_Category_2 (18yo or over)
Church Worker Check_Category_2 (13 – 17 yo)
Contractor Site safety Form
Police Check and Ochre Card FormsNT Police Check form or (apply online)
NT Ochre Card (working with children) form or (apply online)
Protocols and PoliciesSM001 Safe Ministry Policy
SM002 Due Diligence Appt Protocol
SM003 Grievance Protocol
SM005 Implementation Protocol
SM006 FiSIC Protocol
SM007 Short Term Worker Protocol
SM009 Responding to Sexual Misconduct_Protocol
SM012 PSMA Protocol
Ministry with Persons of Concern_Protocol (part 5 only adopted)
Protocol for Access to and Disclosure of Information in the National Register (General Synod)