Churches should be places where people engage with others and are cared for in an environment that is physically, emotionally and spiritually safe. A safe church is a place where people are valued and nourished. Ministry in a safe church is honoring to God, and is free from abuse and harm.
The Uniting Church is committed to providing a safe environment for all people to encounter God, to deepen relationships and grow in faith.
As the Sydney Central Coast Presbytery we acknowledge that everyone who attends our churches needs to be confident that they will be cared for, nurtured and encouraged as they grow and, at the same time protected from spiritual, physical and emotional harm. Information is a vital part of guiding us to create safe churches. For more information or to raise a safe church concern please visit to the Synod Website: