Safe Ministry

St Hilary’s Anglican Church is committed to promoting and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of all people. St Hilary’s has zero tolerance for abuse and harm, and builds and maintains safe ministries.  These are embedded in policies and practices which are outlined below and intended to reflect a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse. 

When Jesus uttered his beautiful words, ‘let the children come to me and do not hinder them’ (Matt 19:14) he set the benchmark for us. At St Hilary's we want to continue to be a Church where children and families are welcome and participate fully. We want to be an open community where people of all ages gather and interact. We want to be a Church where children and young people are fully engaged and have every opportunity to flourish and grow. We want to be a safe place and to put no barriers in place that will harm or hinder children and young people. 

If a child is in immediate danger please call 000. Please contact our child safe officer with concerns or complaints.

Faithfulness in Service
Code of Conduct for Child Safety and Wellbeing
Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
Child Safety Policy for Children
Safe Ministry Policy
Report ChildSafe Concern

For more information on Safe Ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne click here.

KOOYOORA Office of Professional Standards.The Kooyoora Office of Professional Standards responds as required to all complaints of misconduct including sexual, physical, spiritual or emotional abuse by clergy or Church officers. Any reporting of abuse to the Church must be to the Director of Professional Standards at the Kooyoora office.

The first step in making a complaint is to call the recorded information line at any time on: 1800 135 246