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Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion LogoThe Anglican Communion Safe Church Network (formerly the Safe Church Consultation) emerged out of a concern that a number of Anglican Provinces have seen highly publicised lapses in behaviour by some clergy and church workers with tragic consequences for those who have been abused. The Network is a growing international group of people committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people involved in churches throughout the Anglican Communion. Its members have been providing resources to educate about the issue of abuse and misconduct in the churches, and have equipped and supported people working to make their churches safe.

In the pages of this website you will find news of the activities of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Network and resources to inform and assist your own ministries.


Safe Church - Mission Statement

  • to promote the safety and welfare of all people involved in churches throughout the Anglican Communion and the Instruments, ministries and networks of the Anglican Communion through the elimination of abuse, misconduct and the misuse of power by clergy and church employees and volunteers
  • to provide theological reflection upon, and educate people involved in churches throughout the Anglican Communion about, the issues of abuse, misconduct and the misuse of power within the Church and civil society
  • to identify resources and best practices that will assist churches, dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Communion to reduce the risk of abuse, misconduct and the misuse of power by clergy and church employees and volunteers
  • to equip and support persons involved in the Network in their ministry in their churches, dioceses and provinces within the Anglican Communion.
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Partnering for Prevention: A Conference on Abuse in our Communion and our Communities

Partnering for preventionThe Anglican Safe Church Consultation held its second conference for ministers, church leaders, pastoral counsellors and others concerned with power, abuse and gender issues in the church from 23 to 26 June in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

See here for information about the programme and workshops.