All licences require an application form and should be sent to the Bishop together with up to date Safe Ministry Check Details.

Safe Ministry checks include a Working with Children Check, a National Criminal History Check and Safe Ministry Training as accredited by the National Council of Churches under the Safe Church Training Agreement.

All forms for licensing and safe ministry checks are listed on our Safe Ministry Screening and Ministry Clearance Requirements page.

All people requiring licences in the Diocese of Newcastle must complete a Working with Children Check:

All existing licence holders and SRE Teachers must advise the Diocese of their Working with Children Check number using the form below:

Working With Children Check Notification Form

All people who are required to lodge a WWCC must also have a current National Criminal History Check at the first occasion of licencing in the Diocese.

To obtain a new National Criminal History Check or information regarding this check please see the following web page which contains links to the online application form under the heading “FORMS” and Information Sheets under the heading “FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS”:


You should post your completed forms marked Private and Confidential to:

The Bishop of Newcastle
PO Box 817


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