Need Help?

If life is in danger, call the Emergency Services.

Police 000

For childhood trauma support, call Blue Knot Foundation.

Blue Knot Foundation 1300 657 380 (7 days: 9am-5pm AEST)

If you’re a child or young person needing help, call Kids Helpline.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

If you’re distressed, in crisis or need immediate support, call Lifeline.

Lifeline 13 11 14

If you have concerns about any person currently at risk of abuse or harm relating to the Uniting Church, contact your Uniting Church state office (Synod) or the National Safe Church Unit.

If you have suffered past abuse or harm relating to the Uniting Church, please contact UCA Redress, the national body for the Church responding to and supporting children and vulnerable persons who have experienced abuse.

If you wish to lodge an application for redress under the National Redress Scheme, please go to National Redress Scheme.

Contact us

The National Safe Church Unit works collaboratively with Synods and Assembly.

Together we support all parts of the Church in growing and sustaining a culture of safety for all people.

National Safe Church Unit

Rev John Cox, National Director

Nina Mackenzie, National Policy Advisor

Uniting Church Western Australia

Uniting Church Western Australia

Cindy Gorton, Executive Office Culture of Safety

cindy.gorton@wa.uca.org.au
unitingchurchwa.org.au/uniting-church-centre/safe-church

Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania

Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania

Sue Clarkson, Ethical Standards Manager
Josh Tuhipa-Turner, Safe Church Coordinator

cultureofsafetycontact@victas.uca.org.au
ucavictas.org.au/keepingchildrensafe

NSW & ACT Safe Church Unit

NSW & ACT Safe Church Unit

Rev Bronwyn Murphy, Associate Secretary
Anne Empson, Manager Compliance
Rev Tara Curlewis, Safe Church Relationships Minister

safechurch@nswact.uca.org.au
https://nswact.uca.org.au/safe-church-unit

Uniting Church Synod of South Australia

Uniting Church Synod of South Australia

Philip Gardner, Executive Officer, Placements and Safe Church

safechurch@sa.uca.org.au
sa.uca.org.au/safechurch

Uniting Church Northern Synod

Uniting Church Northern Synod

Rev. Helen Paine, Safe Church Contact

helen.paine@ns.uca.org.au
safechurch@ns.uca.org.au
ns.uca.org.au

Uniting Church Queensland Synod

Uniting Church Queensland Synod

Lynde Davy, Safe Church Assurance and Support Officer

safeministrywithchildren@ucaqld.com.au
ucaqld.com.au/synod-services/safety/safe-ministry-with-children

UCA Redress Ltd

Is the national body for the Uniting Church responding to and providing support for children and vulnerable persons who have experienced abuse in the Uniting Church or its institutions.