Charter for the Safety of People within the Churches of the Anglican Communion

 In October 2012, the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland passed a resolution calling on their Churches to adopt and implement a 'Charter for the Safety of People within the Churches of the Anglican Communion' developed by the Anglican Communion Safe Church Consultation. The Charter is intended as a framework for promoting the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults within the churches of the Anglican Communion.


Partnering for Prevention: A Conference on Abuse in our Communion and our Communities June 2011


Safer Recruitment of Clergy and Church Workers

  • Safeguarding Guidelines relating to Safer Recruitment: For all who work on behalf of the Church of England
    The Church of England has issued this guidance to all roles in the church which involve working with children or adults who are vulnerable. It has been issued on an interim basis to reflect the present UK government's review of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and Vetting and Barring system.
  •  Model System for Selection and Accreditation of Church Workers in Parishes, 2006
    This Anglican Church of Australia resource for clergy and parishes when selecting and accrediting parish church workers, including volunteers, gives steps to follow before and after appointing a church worker. It has been designed for use in parishes but can be used by other church bodies.

Safeguarding Adults and Children

Standards of Behaviour


Caring for those who have been abused

Responding to persons of concern