This page is designed to update you on some of the main policies at Wallan Gateway Church. Whilst not an exhaustive list, we believe it is important to show some transparency in what we are about.
Children and Young People Protection
Wallan Gateway Church strongly opposes any kind of child abuse. Wallan Gateway Church is committed to the safety, protection and wellbeing of all children and young people from all forms of abuse and neglect, and actively seeks to prevent its occurrence. We make every effort to provide an environment of safety and support for all children and young people. Wallan Gateway Church has a comprehensive children and young people protection policy in place which encompasses training and education of staff, volunteers, church members and parents on dealing with all forms of child abuse, and risk minimisation strategies to prevent abuse from occurring within the ministries of the church.
The policy provides guidelines to volunteers, leaders and staff on how to promote care, safety and protection of children and young people at Wallan Gateway Church, and clear directions on how to respond and deal with a situation of child abuse and neglect in an effective and consistent manner.
We also work closely with government agencies with regard to Working with Children Checks, child protection best practice training and when abuse against a child or young person is disclosed or suspected.
The Wallan Gateway Church Child Protection policy is regularly reviewed and updated in line with Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania as well as any state or federal legislation changes in Vic and Australia regarding child protection and intervention issues.
Ministry Code of Ethics
The nature of ministry requires people in ministry to be wholesome examples to others. It is the responsibility of a person in ministry to be respectful of, and act responsibly towards the people who are within their duty of care. This Code of Ethics is intended to describe an ethical practice of ministry for the benefit of both those who minister and those who are recipients of ministry, in everyday life. For more detail on our Code of Ethics, please have a look at the following document.
Wallan Gateway Church takes issues of Privacy seriously. For detailed information on how we manage your Privacy, please look at the following document.