The Anglican Church is committed to doing everything we can to ensure that our churches are safe for all who participate in church activities – including our volunteers. That is why we require everyone who has a ministry role within the church to meet specific standards of personal conduct.
The Anglican Church of Australia has established standards of conduct for church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment. Our commitment to these standards requires that we conduct screening and training for all persons who intend to engage in lay ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo.
This screening process is managed by Kooyoora Ltd, a not-for-profit public company, independent of the Anglican Church. Kooyoora Ltd was formed in response to the need for a better way of handling complaints, screening and redress and to promote a culture of child safety among participating institutions. You can find out more about Kooyoora Ltd on their website and gain more information about the clearance process they operate in the documents list at the bottom of this page.
You can apply for a Lay Safe Ministry Clearance through the online application form below:
Once you have submitted this form, you will need to undertake the required clearances.
The Lay Safe Ministry Clearances policy outlines the clearance levels and what roles fall under each level.
The Registry is currently only taking applications from Level A – people working with children as a priority. Applications from individuals in other roles and Levels B & C will be opened in 2023 to synchronise with the new three year term for Parish Office Bearers.
People in Level A will be required to complete:
Information and Instructions: