We are a Safe Church

In the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo and at the Parish of the Northern Mallee we affirm that all people have the right to be emotionally and physically safe, respected, and have their views and opinions valued at all times. We also live in a country that legislates for people’s safety.

God calls his body to minister to vulnerable people.God identified classes of vulnerable people who were to be protected and given special care and treatment in society because of their powerlessness: see Exodus 22:21-22, Deuteronomy 10:17-19, Jeremiah 22:2-4, James 1:27.

Safe Church Policies
Privacy Policy
The Parish Council of the Parish of the Northern Mallee in the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo (‘Parish Council’) commits to protecting the privacy of personal information regarding potential Church members, Church members, service providers, contractors and agents.

Being Together
Being Together is a document that establishes clear standards that should be expected of all who are a part of a Christian community. This simple and clear document has been produced by the General Synod Professional Standards Taskforce and is to be used across all parishes and congregations in the Anglican Church of Australia. Printed copies are available through our Diocesan registry.
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Joys & Responsibilities
The Joys and Responsibilities of being a Christian in a Parish (Code of Practice for Congregations). This document explores some of the practices which will encourage our growth in faith, as well as ways by which we might deal with the challenges of being part of a Christian community.
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Our Policies Aim To:
  • Minimise the risk of abuse, ministry misconduct and the misuse of positional power.
  • Ensure that all cases of suspected abuse and ministry misconduct are handled
  • Ensure that leaders and programs are safe.
  • Ensure that all people are respected and valued.
We Commit To:
  • Safe recruitment of leaders.
  • Adequate training of leaders.
  • Continued supervision of leaders.
  • Responding to allegations of risk of harm (abuse) and serious ministry misconduct
  • Safe environments in our ministry programs
For a full outline of this policy please contact:
The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo 03 5443 4711
Anglican Parish of the Northern Mallee
ABN: 46 148 085 560
PO Box 692 Mildura Victoria 3502
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