Child Protection Policy.
At Dubbo Presbyterian Church we value children and are committed to providing for the safety of all children entrusted to our care.
We have a clear Child Protection Policy. We have adopted the Breaking the Silence Child Protection Policy provided by the Presbyterian Church of NSW.
This states in broad principles our approach to Child protection. Everyone working with Children at DPC has agreed to this policy. This includes a compulsory reporting policy for all disclosures of abuse.
Code of Conduct.
We also have a code of conduct that everyone in our church who works with Children has agreed to. This document gives more specific details on how the above Policy is worked out day to day, for example what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour.
SCREENING – Working with Children Check.
Everyone working with Children at DPC is also by legislation required to undergo the NSW Government Working with Children Check. This is the same check that is done for teachers in government and private schools and pre-schools.
Anyone working with children in any church context, paid or volunteer, is be screened to have a Working with Children number from the NSW Government.
We have all this in place to create an environment where children can be safe and our leaders can be trusted.
The Presbyterian Church of NSW also requires that all leaders in the church act as mandatory reporters. This means that any abuse must be reported to the relevant legal authorities – the Police and FACS. We have a zero tolerance policy on child abuse.
If you have any questions at all about any of our policies or need help please contact us.
If you are a DPC member seeking information on your Child Protection requirements please go to this link.