Wallan Gateway Church is committed to child safety because it is integral to our mission.
We want children to be safe, content and empowered. We support and respect all children in this endeavour, as we also respect our staff and volunteers.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and 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 therefore identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
We are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children as well as the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe and encouraging environment for children living with a disability.
We have in place specific policies and procedures to recruit, train and manage our staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.