National Person of Concern Policy Framework
The Uniting Church in Australia has the privilege and an absolute responsibility to provide worshipping communities that are free from abuse and harm where any person can express their faith and explore their relationship with God. All people who attend and participate in events, activities and programs of the Church have a right to do so in an environment where they are safe and feel safe.
A person of concern is any person who has engaged in criminal sexual behaviour and/or is reasonably suspected of engaging or seeking to engage in harmful sexual behaviour towards a child.
The framework provides guidance to Synods about dealing with a person of concern and it does not in any way replace or negate the need for Synods to fully comply with mandated or legislated provisions.