Victorian Anglicans conduct abuse probe

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Victoria’s Anglican bishops say they are in the process of checking all clergy files to ensure that any past instances of sexual abuse are known.

The bishops say they are working to strengthen child protection measures that are already in place in its five Victorian dioceses.

Friday’s statement comes after evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse about an Anglican Church institution in NSW.

The Victorian parliamentary inquiry into child abuse also recently handed down its report.

“We have worked together to scrutinise our protocols and ensure they meet the high standards we expect of clergy and church workers,” the bishops said in a statement.

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