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

Ms Audrey Mills – Chair
The Rt Rev’d Dr Gregory Anderson
The Rt Rev’d Dr Ian Coutts

The Rev’d Canon Prof Peter Sandeman
Ms Dianne Shay
Mrs Jennifer Nixon
The Rev’d Dr Andrew Ford
The Rev’d Amy Brown
Ms Sherril Butterworth

REPORTS TO GENERAL SYNOD

Making Our Church Safe:  A Progress Report and Recommendations for Action – General Synod 2022
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 Safe Ministry.