This Code is intended to identify the personal behaviour and practices of pastoral ministry that will enable clergy and church workers to serve faithfully those among whom they minister. If the behaviour and practices it outlines are followed, our communities will be safer places for everyone, where integrity is honoured, accountability is practised and forgiveness encourages healing and does not conceal misconduct.
This guidebook provides an outline of the process along with step by step instruction on how to obtain the required clearances for lay people within parishes and congregations according to the lay authorisations policy.
It includes instructions for a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.
Each of the documents in the guide book can also be accessed individually.
This consent form is complete for an person wishing to obtain a National Police Check.
This is processed through the Registry Office.
See also the instructions on how to complete the National Police Check form.