The principles and philosophy that underpin child safety in Australia are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which emphasise that:
a. all children have equal rights to protection from abuse and neglect
b. all children should be encouraged to fulfil their potential and inequalities should be challenged
c. all children should be encouraged to participate fully in a cultural and artistic life and
appropriate and equal opportunities should be provided for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity
d. everybody has a responsibility to support the care and protection of children
e. organisations shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational
measures to protect children from all forms of abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, while in their care
f. organisations have a duty of care to children with whom they work and with whom their agents, contractors and sub-contractors’ work
g. if organisations work through partners (such as contractors, subcontractors or agents), they have a responsibility to meet minimum standards of protection for the children in their partners’ programs.
3.2 We see such a commitment as flowing naturally from our vision and mission to operate
according to Biblical, Christian principles for living and for recognising the unique value and
potential of every person, regardless of race, age, gender, ability or disability.
Our commitment is to express the love of Christ with the conviction that all people should be able to live, work and learn in an environment that is free from harm of any kind. Our commitment is to cultivate an environment and culture where a diversity of people, regardless of age, gender, race and culture can thrive and grow holistically. That is, we are committed to being a safe place for all people, with a special focus on the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
All leadership, staff and children and youth ministry volunteers have completed a Working With Children Check and have completed Child Protection Training.