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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
02 8267 2700