This return has been completed by:
Safe Church Officers must be appointed by Parish Council at their first meeting of the election year (Parochial Government Act 3.71(J). This will be the date of appointment for the Safe Church Officer. Safe Church Officers are parish office bearers of equal standing to parish secretaries and treasurers.
Safe Church Officer contact details:
Your answers to the following questions will help the diocese provide appropriate support to your parish and ensure that we maintain our compliance with the diocesan, national church and Victorian regulations.
For the first question:
The "who needs a Clearance for Ministry" list can be found in the Guidelines for Screening and Licensing for Ministry in the Safe Church Publication Library.
Your answer should include all members of your parish council, all clergy including PTOs, members who already hold a Clearance for Ministry and members who still need to complete a Clearance for Ministry.