NSW police have launched an investigation into historical child sexual assault allegations linked to the Anglican Church in Newcastle.
Strike Force Arinya-2 is investigating allegations of assaults by people associated with the Newcastle diocese of the church in the 1970s, including the handling of child sexual assault claims.
"As part of the investigation, police invite anyone with information to come forward," police said in a statement in Tuesday.
"The NSW Police Force has firm policies and systems in place to manage victims of sexual assault who make a report."
Police are urging anyone who has been a victim, or has knowledge of child sexual assault by members of the church during the 1970s, to contact Newcastle police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.