Professional Standards in this Diocese

The Anglican Diocese of Riverina is committed to the standard of love proclaimed and lived by Christ; Christian love. Christian love seeks the best for others in a safe environment.

This standard of Christian love is expected in the lives of all clergy and church workers as outlined in “Faithfulness In Service”.  Faithfulness in Service is available for viewing on the Anglican Church of Australia’s website.

Screening Procedures

As per the Diocese Due Diligence Protocol, all Clergy, Church Workers and Volunteers must undertake some form of screening.

For Volunteers and Church Workers
All Volunteers and Church Workers must complete a Safe Ministry Check Questionnaire as well as other screening procedures as per the Diocesan Due Diligence Protocol.

The Safe Ministry Check Questionnaire for Volunteers and Church workers is available here

Additional screening procedures such as a NSW Working With Children Check and National Police Check will depend on the role you intend to perform. This should be discussed with your supervisor or local Priest.

For Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers
All Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers seeking a Licence from the Bishop must satisfy the requirements for screening as per the Diocesan Due Diligence Protocol and other relevant Ordinances. Specific requirements will vary depending on your role however the ‘Safe Ministry Check Questionnaire for Clergy’ and a valid NSW Working With Children Check is mandatory. Clergy must also possess a current National Police Check. Information regarding such screening, including a copy of the ‘Safe Ministry Check Questionnaire for Clergy’, may be obtained from the Diocesan Registry.

 

Voicing your Concerns

Complaints of inappropriate behaviour on the part of clergy or church workers may be reported to the Diocesan Bishop, the Diocese Director of Professional Standards, or by phoning the independent abuse report line 1800 070 511.