General Synod recognises the grave risks inherent in clergy responding to cases of family violence and the duty of care which every diocese carries to provide clergy with adequate training and support regarding domestic abuse cases. Further that this General Synod endorse and assist the Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project in providing every Australian parish with its upcoming “Not in my Church” CD providing basic training and resources for networking and support of clergy responding to domestic violence cases and that information about the project be provided on the General Synod website.

Mrs Lorraine Stafford moved, the Revd Canon Gary Smith seconding, 25 Oct 07