The National Safe Church Unit was created as part of the Uniting Church’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It is an expression of the whole of Church commitment to ensuring that all parts of the Uniting Church are places where all people can feel safe. This commitment spans ministry and mission contexts, including congregations, agencies, hospitals and schools.

The National Safe Church Unit works to provide the necessary resources and information to empower people across the life of the Church to grow and sustain a culture of safety.   

Information provided on this website includes items that address child sexual abuse which may be triggering for some people. Please ensure that you have the support you need when reviewing information on this site. 

If you or anyone you know is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed please contact the Police by calling 000.

If you have concerns about forms of abuse or harm relating to Uniting Church entities, please contact your local Synod  or the National Safe Church Unit.

Lifeline is a national charity providing 24 hour crisis support services which can be accessed by calling 13 11 14.

The Blue Knot Foundation provides support for people who have experienced childhood trauma and can be accessed by calling: 
1300 657 280 (Monday – Sunday 9am-5pm AEST)