Governance for safety

Safety in the Diocese of Newcastle is governed in the following way

  1. The Bishop and the Diocesan Council are responsible for approving safe ministry policies and receives advice about those policies from the Professional Standards Committee
  2. The Parish Council is responsible for ensuring the safe ministry policy is followed in the parish.
  3. The Incumbent and the Churchwardens of the Parish have the day to day responsibility for ensuring implementation and compliance with the safe ministry policy.
  4. The Parish Council with the concurrence of the Incumbent may appoint a Safe Ministry Officer to assist with implementation and compliance with the safe ministry policy.
  5. Every person exercising leadership or responsibility for a program in the parish is required to ensure that program complies with the safe ministry policy.

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Policy Updated – 6 July 2020