Our Commitment to Child Safety
We are committed to child safety because it is integral to our mission.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
We have comprehensive policies and procedures for recruiting and managing our people, both staff and volunteers.
We are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, and of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children living with a disability.
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
Policies and procedures, along with our Codes of Conduct, will be reviewed annually and following significant incidents if they occur, to ensure they are meeting legislative requirements and our commitment to ongoing improvement of practices.
At Clayton Church of Christ Fellowship, we require all staff, leaders and volunteers who are 18 years or older to have a valid Working With Children Check regardless of whether the leader or volunteer has direct contact/supervision of children.
If you need to apply for a Working With Children Check or need to update or renew your current Working With Children Check: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au