How we can help

The Church's Response

The Presbyterian Church of Australia in NSW has committed to the Breaking the Silence policy, procedures and Code of Conduct. 

Details about these documents, and the formal apology to survivors are found here.

Organising for a new helper to join the kids’ church team? Not sure if you fulfill the requirements to work with kids? 

Everything you need to know about getting started is here.

We have produced a number of info sheets, posters, forms, templates and other useful resources for implementing safe ministry practices in your church. 

View and download them here.

REPORT ABUSE

If you have been made aware of misconduct or suspect abuse and need to report it, you can notify the CPU by phone or email and contact appropriate civil authorities.

We have put together helpful information and contact details.  

TRAINING

BTS Training is required every 3 years for those in leadership and anyone working with children or young people.

Learn more about BTS training and how to complete it here.

FIND HELP

If you are suffering abuse of any form, we are here to support you. If you are helping someone else through abuse issues, you may also need support.

Find out what you can expect from the CPU and how we can help.

Read our latest updates and articles, and find out what’s happening in the Breaking the Silence community.

Conduct Protocol Unit

The Conduct Protocol Unit has been established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales as an expression of the Church’s commitment to providing all congregations, presbyteries and affiliated organisations with the best possible support, advice and resources in relation to abuse matters more broadly.

The CPU serves the Presbyterian Church of Australia in several states as well as supporting mission partners organisations.