Banyule Anglican Parish is committed to child safety. • We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. • We support and respect all children, as well as our volunteers. • We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. • We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with policies and procedures which are in place. • We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. • Banyule Anglican Parish is committed to preventing child abuse and Identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. • Banyule Anglican Parish has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all of our staff and volunteers. • Banyule Anglican Parish is 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, those from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability. • We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
Banyule Anglican Parish aligns itself with current training and practices that the Melbourne Anglican diocese provides (Safe Ministry training) to our parish. If you would like further details about current practices and conduct please see details at this link HERE
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse, phone 000.