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Anti-Bullying Policy

Bullying takes many forms including seeking to undermine authority, making unfounded accusations, barrages of emails, and actual physical intimidation. Bullying mocks our calling to be “one in spirit and of one mind” (Philippians 2.2). It harms those who are the targets of abuse, whether ordained or lay. It is completely contrary to our call to love one another.

We will support those who are bullied – individuals and families. We will take seriously all reported cases of bullying and endeavour to deal with each case promptly.

Pastoral care will be offered to those targeted and reporting bullying, as well as to the person who is accused of such behaviour. We will observe due process and the principles of fundamental justice, so that any accusation is dealt with fairly.

Read the diocesan Anti-Bullying Policy here.

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