Safe Ministry Policy

Zero Tolerance for Misconduct and Abuse
The Safe Ministry Policy states:

Cross-culture Bible Church / St David’s Anglican Church Arncliffe (“St David’s Arncliffe”) is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people, particularly within its own community. To ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people in our communities, St David’s Arncliffe, in conjunction with the Anglican Church of Australia, will –

  • Carefully recruit and train its clergy and church workers,
  • Adopt and encourage safe ministry practices by its clergy and church workers,
  • Respond promptly to each concern raised about the behaviour of its clergy and church workers,
  • Offer pastoral support to any person who has suffered abuse, and
  • Provide supervision of and pastoral accountability (within the context of the ministries, locations and activities of the parish) to any person (who is a member of a congregation and) who is known to have abused a child or another vulnerable person.
    All persons involved in ministry with those aged under 18 years will hold a currently valid NSW government Working With Children Check (WWCC) and will have undertaken Safe Ministry Training within the last three years.
    Further information regarding Safe Ministry Practices adopted by St David’s Arncliffe can be found on the website of the Professional Standards Unit – Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney at