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Safeguarding Policy and Supporting Documents

Our church and diocese are committed to ensuring our communities of faith are safe and life-giving for all people. We have a particular responsibility for children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

 

The clergy, vestry, and leaders of our church have adopted and implemented the following documents to help keep every member of our church safe.

Boundaries and behaviour

Scripture proclaims: "You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy" (Lev 19.2).

 

In all that we do as Christians we aspire to the example that Jesus Christ has set for us. At times this can be extremely challenging. To help licence holders navigate the demands of pastoral ministry, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, of which we are a part has carefully defined the expectation of those who act on behalf of the church (Title D) and developed an independent complaints process (Ministry Standards) so that all matters of concern can be fully explored and addressed.

Complaints

All those who hold licences from the Bishop of the Diocese and those who hold office within our churches have agreed to, and are required to, abide by the standards outlined in Title D above. 

 

If you beleive that a licence holder or office holder has behaved in a way contrary to the standards and you may wish to lay a complaint though our independent Ministry Standards Commission (MSC). The staff of the MSC will advise you and guide you through the process. They can be contacted through the Ministry Standards website.  

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