Reporting Abuse

How to report abuse

The Anglican Diocese of Grafton takes all complaints of misconduct and abusevery seriously.

The Director of Professional Standards will respond to all complaints or information of misconduct in relation to child sexual abuse (including child exploitation material and grooming offences), sexually inappropriate behaviour, sexual assault or sexual harassment (including a failure in these processes) by clergy, Church workers and the Bishop .

Complaints about clergy and church workers

The first step in making a complaint is to call Mr Peter Barnett, the Director of Professional Standards on 1800 070 511 for support and assistance.

You can also write to the Director:

Director of Professional Standards
Anglican Diocese of Grafton
PO Box 4
GRAFTON NSW 2460

Mark your envelope “Confidential”.

or by email to: helpline@smr.org.au

Please be aware that the Director has an obligation to report to the Police all matters concerning child sexual abuse.

Complaints about Bishops

The Episcopal Standards Commission is responsible for the investigation of complaints against a Bishop, who are subject to the jurisdiction of the Special Tribunal.

The contact person is Ms Jennifer Lum whose contact details are the General Synod Office of the Australian Anglican Church

Anglican Church of Australia
Suite 4, Level 5
189 Kent Street
Sydney  NSW  2000

Website: www.anglican.org.au

02 8267 2700