STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

Grace Communion International is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

  • We foster a culture of child safety at all levels within the organisation
  • We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children
  • We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers
  • We have zero tolerance of child abuse and have systems in place to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns seriously and respond to them consistently in line with our policies and procedures
  • We provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children through the Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics and Child Safety documents
  • We ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable to raise issues
  • We are committed to promoting the cultural safety for Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability
  • We are committed to a preventative and proactive approach with regular training and education for staff on child safety

All GCI Employees, Elders, Pastoral Team members and volunteers will need to agree annually to the following statements:

  • Code of Ethics for Volunteers or Pastoral Team Members or Elders - depending on your role.
  • Code of Conduct
The specific links to use are as follows for Volunteers, Pastoral Team Members and Elder Agreements: