Audit into RAAF Chaplaincy Policy and Confidentiality: The receipt and management of confidential information by RAAF Chaplains in the course of duty Report uri icon


  • The purpose of this audit was to undertake exploratory research to consider current Australian Defence Force (ADF) and, more particularly, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) policy in conjunction with international chaplaincy ‘best practice’ regarding the most appropriate way for Chaplains to handle confidential information as an aspect of their ‘duty of care’ to ADF personnel and their dependants. The findings of this exploratory audit will assist to determine policy development and the inclusion of additional material within the ADF Chaplaincy (Training) Manual. An edited version of this report can be obtained from the Journal of Religion and Health: 'Religion, health and confidentiality: An exploratory review of the role of chaplains', Carey et al (2014).

publication date

  • 2014