The Uniting Church in Australia offers its sincere apologies to all children in the Church’s care who have suffered sexual abuse of any form, whether that abuse happened after Church union in 1977 or before that, in predecessor Churches.

Due to the work of Australia’s Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, the responsibility for Australian faith-based organisations to engage their staff and members about child safety has never been clearer.

All Uniting Church organisations are expected to implement child safety policies in line with the following National Child Safe Policy Framework.

Our commitment to a child safe Church


National Child Safe Policy <strong>Framework</strong>

National Child Safe Policy Framework

Implementation <br /><strong>Plan</strong>


Implementation <br /><strong>Checklist</strong>


Values Statement

  • The Uniting Church believes that God has given us the gift of the Spirit to "constantly correct that which is erroneous" in our life (Basis of Union, Para 18). Therefore, we will not hide from the truth, however painful that may be, and we will seek, with compassion and humility,…


  • The prayers that follow may be used individually as part of the regular Sunday Prayers of the People or collectively on particular occasions. When collated into one prayer, it is suggested that each petition be followed by: Lord, hear us Lord, hear our prayer.

Royal Commission News