Safe Ministry

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

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. Please contact the Safe Ministries Helpline 1800 070 511 or the Director of Professional Standards, Mr Peter Barnett on 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.

Faithfulness in Service

NT Police check form

NT Ochre Card (working with children) form

SM001 Safe Ministry Policy

SM002 Due Diligence Appt Protocol

SM003 Grievance Protocol

Ministry with Persons of Concern_Protocol

SM005 Implementation Protocol

SM006 FiSIC Protocol

SM007 ST Worker Protocol

SM009_Responding to Sexual Misconduct_Protocol

SM012 PSMA Protocol

Safe Ministry Poster

Church Worker Check_Cat_1

Church Worker Check_Cat_1 – Referee

Church Worker Check_Cat_2 – 18 year’s old or over

Church Worker Check_Cat_2 – 13 to 17 years old

Contractor Site safety Form

Registrar’s Forms, Procedures, Legislation

Links to the Registrar’s Forms, Procedures and Consolidated Legislation can be found at: