Child Protection

Movers Blake, G.

That this Synod requests the Primate to establish a committee to consider the issue of child protection in the Church, including:
(a) the licensing of clergy and appointment of lay persons who have been convicted of a serious sexual offence;
(b) the adequacy of current disciplinary measures and protocols;
(c) the screening of all persons who work with children;
(d) the training of ordinands and lay leaders and post-ordination training for clergy on the issue of child abuse;
and to report with appropriate recommendations and any draft legislation to the next session of General Synod.

Mr G Blake moved, Bishop R Forsyth seconding;
Carried 21/07/01

Resolution year: 2001
Resolution number: 20/01