After receiving  a disclosure of sexual abuse  

A Guide for Pastors - protocols and Pastoral Care.

   Are you safe?

   prepare the congregation before disclosing

    Jesus warned us to beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.

       the wolf has just had the sheep's clothing removed


   WE are about to be informed of an evil

     let us trust in the Lord to help us get through

     for strength, resiliance and endurance to face and deal with this.


  do not fear

  May the peace of Christ be in our hearts

 have a comfortable setting


 after making the disclosure close in prayer

  asking God to help us work through this.




Supporting the vicariously traumatised.


some questions asked:


how did it happen?

what efforts were done to prevent it


  abusers are sneaky  

  systems are a challenge to them


  but dislosures have been made

  and action taken



Australian Support services

Bravehearts  support vicariously traumatised relatives, friends  leaders and members ( I checked with them)


I  hate to add to the demands on Lifeline  13 11 14  but they would assist

       the demand is so great there tends to be a long wait