If you are a survivor of abuse that happened in a church setting, whether it happened yesterday or many years ago, in the Diocese of The Murray or elsewhere, and you would like to talk to someone about what happened to you, please get in touch with us.
The Anglican Diocese of The Murray has adopted legislation and procedures for responding to abuse by church workers (clergy, laypeople, volunteers and employees).
Abuse is never the fault of the child or vulnerable person who was abused. Church workers must care for, protect, and respect everyone they have a pastoral or supervisory relationship with, or have personal contact with. Church workers are never to take advantage of their vocation or position. Abuse by a church worker is a betrayal of power and trust.
Help is available
You can talk to the Professional Standards Director
Mobile 0412 256 244
The Professional Standards Director is responsible for ensuring that all complaints are responded to quickly by the Diocese of The Murray.
Or alternatively, you can contact:
Crisis Care - Tel: 131 611 4pm to 9pm, and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays
Child Abuse Report Line - Tel: 131 478
Adult Childhood Sexual Abuse Helpline - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday Tel: (08) 8419 2000 or country callers 1800 176 900
These services are staffed by professionally qualified and experienced counsellors. They are not employees of the church.
SA Police - Tel: 131 444