Safe Ministry

Safe Ministry Poster

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.

Abuse and Bad Behaviour by anyone in a church in the Diocese of the Northern Territory is unacceptable. If you are concerned please contact the Safe Ministries Helpline on 1800 070 511.

Please report any sexual abuse in churches 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.


Safe Ministry Training

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


Downloadable Resources

Poster for Display Safe Ministry Poster for Display in Churches
Code of Conduct Faithfulness in Service
Safe Ministry Check Forms

Church Worker Check Category 1
Church Worker Check_Category_2 (18yo or over)
Church Worker Check_Category_2 (13 – 17 yo)
Church Worker Check Category 3
Category 1 Referee Form

Step-by-step Safe Ministry Screening in Parishes
Clearance on Declaration Flowchart

Contracter-Child-Safety-Form 1/6/2021

Police Check and Ochre Card Forms NT Police Check form or (apply online)
NT Ochre Card (working with children) form or (apply online)
Protocols and Policies

SM001-Safe-Ministry-Policy (Nov 2019)
SM002-Safe-Ministry-Screening-Protocol-SMRG-ApprovedDC08052021-Effective01062021
SM003-Grievance-Protocol
SM005 Implementation Protocol 01062021
SM006-FiSIC-Protocol (June 2017)
SM007-ST-Worker-Protocol (Sep 2018)
SM009_Responding-to-Sexual-Misconduct_Protocol (Nov 2017)
SM012-PSMA-Protocol (Oct 2019)

Anglican-Church-of-Australia-Persons-of-Concern-protocol