Safe Ministry Commission

The functions of the Safe Ministry Commission are:

(a)  to examine questions of professional standards, safe ministry practices and training, the protection of children and adults from abuse, and care and support for ordained and authorised lay ministry, referred to it by the Primate, the Standing Committee or the General Synod, and to report thereon to the referring party and the Standing Committee;

(b)  to make recommendations to the Standing Committee on matters relating to professional standards, safe ministry practices and training, the protection of children and adults from abuse, and care and support for ordained and authorised lay ministry. 

Membership 

Mr Garth Blake SC - Chair
Ms Helen Carrig
Ms Dianne Shay
Ms Nicola Lock
Ms Audrey Mills
The Rt Rev'd Dr Gregory Anderson
Ms Marilyn Redlich
The Rev'd Canon Timothy Spencer‚Äč
The Rev'd Prof Peter Sandeman
The Rev'd Tracy Lauersen

Reports TO GENERAL SYNOD

Making Our Church Safe:  A Progress Report and Recommendations for Action - General Synod 2017
Making Our Church Safe:  A Progress Report and Recommendations for Action - General Synod 2014
Making Our Church Safe:  A Progress Report and Recommendations for Action - General Synod 2010
Making Our Church Safe:  A Progress Report and Recommendations for Action - General Synod 2007
Making Our Church Safe:  A Programme For Action - General Synod 2004 - Report of the Child Protection Committee 

To read more on the work of  the Safe Ministry Commission in making Safer Churches and Reporting Abuse, see Safer Ministry