Statement of Commitment
Devonport Church of Christ is committed to child safety because it is integral to our mission.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well
as our staff and 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 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 identifying risks early, and removing and
reducing these risks.
We have comprehensive policies and procedures for recruiting and managing our people, both
staff and volunteers.
We are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the
cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or
linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children living with a
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team,
staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.