To the Applicant
The Anglican Diocese of Ballarat takes the safety and wellbeing of all people seriously.
The Anglican Church of Australia has established standards of conduct for clergy and church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment. Our commitment to these standards requires that we conduct background referencing for all persons who intend to engage in ordained and lay ministry in Australia. This request for information is being made to comply with Victorian Child Safe Standards and Anglican Church of Australia policies, and not because we have any reason to believe that any applicant has in fact engaged in inappropriate conduct.
As part of our screening process, we request you to answer a series of questions that are, of necessity, intimate in nature. If you do not understand the question or would like to discuss your answer further, please feel free to call the Diocesan Safe Church Officer on 03 5331 1183.