Licence & Safe Ministry Checks
All licences require an application form and should be sent to the Bishop together with up to date Safe Ministry Check Details.
Safe Ministry checks include a Working with Children Check, a National Criminal History Check and Safe Ministry Training as accredited by the National Council of Churches under the Safe Church Training Agreement. For clarification of what you need, please refer to Section 15 – 15.1 Ministry Clearance Form
The forms for licensing and safe ministry checks are listed below:
- Application for Licence Authority Permission and Confidential Nomination SM Screening (this form is for people who have never had a licence within this diocese)
- Application for Renewal of Licence, Permission or Authority
- Application for a Limited Permission to Officiate for a Member of the Clergy Aged Over 80
All people requiring licences in the Diocese of Newcastle must complete a Working with Children Check: www.kids.nsw.gov.au
All existing licence holders and SRE Teachers must advise the Diocese of their Working with Children Check number using the form below:
All people who are required to lodge a WWCC must also have a current National Criminal History Check at the first occasion of licencing in the Diocese.
To obtain a new National Criminal History Check or information regarding this check please see the following web page which contains links to the online application form under the heading “FORMS” and Information Sheets under the heading “FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS”: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/about_us/structure/specialist_operations/forensic_services/criminal_records_section
You should post your completed forms marked Private and Confidential to:
The Bishop of Newcastle
PO Box 817
NEWCASTLE NSW 2300