In January 2017, new 'Child Safe' standards came into effect for all community organisations, including Churches. These standards govern our work with children and young people.
At St Johns, we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our parish and we are committed to ensuring that all those engaged in children's ministry here promote and are committed to the inherant dignity of children and young people and their fundamental right to be respected and nurtured in a safe environment. Our Code of Conduct shows clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children and young people. We are committed to being a Child Safe Church. We have in place policies, procedures and practices developed to keep children and young people safe from harm.
Anyone involved in child-related work at St Johns has been screened for suitability and appropriately trained for ministry. They have committed to our Code of Conduct, hold a current Working With Children Check and Police Check.
Relevant Documents -
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Code of Conduct for Child Safety.
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Child Safe Policy.
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Faithfulness in Service Report.
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Summary of the Church's Responses to the Child Safe Standards.
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Diocesan Business Services Bulletin