Ms Dianne Shay moved, Ms Audrey Mills seconded,

The General Synod:

(a) receives the Report of the Professional Standards Commission; and
(b) requests the Professional Standards Commission
(i) to prepare a Report identifying barriers to change in the areas of safe ministry and professional standards in the Church and strategies to address them; and
(ii) to consult with the Primate with regard to preparing pastoral guidelines for Private Confessions with special reference to Child Sexual Abuse; and
(iii) to Report to the 17th General Synod as to the progress of the Church in the development and implementation of safe ministry policies and structures.

2 July 2014