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The State Chaplaincy Board is not an incorporated body, nor is it part of Queensland Corrective Services. The Board is simply a convenient mechanism through which the Churches and other religious bodies:

(a)    coordinate the pastoral care services that they offer into the prison system; and
(b)    negotiate and administer the funding agreement that they have with Queensland Corrective Services to provide chaplaincy services.

Pastoral care or spiritual care is a ministry to any person who is experiencing a period of personal, social, physical, material, mental, spiritual or moral stress.

Pastoral care reaches out to such people wherever they are suffering offering consolation and support in whatever form is appropriate to the person at the time. The type of support needed may vary from day to day. The chaplain must accept them irrespective of their condition, their religious background, their virtues and their vices. The chaplain shows no prejudice, judgmental attitude, or superior air toward their social position, their faith belief use of language or their ethnicity.