Statement of Commitment
Anglican Schools and Education and Care Services are committed to providing environments where children and young people receive the highest standard of care, where their rights are supported, and they have opportunity to thrive and be fruitful. Such environments nurture and safeguard the intelligence, dignity, safety and wellbeing of each child or young person, by placing them at the centre of thought, values and actions.
As reflected in our Ethos, our vocation is education, driven by a vision of humanity, shaped by the image of God made visible in Jesus, present in every human being.
- Every child: made in the image and likeness of God.
- Every child: loveable and loved, unique and unrepeatable.
- Outstanding education for the flourishing of people and the good of community.
Our faith is lived. We are hospitable and welcoming communities, who embody compassion, kindness, fairness, justice and love, and where exceptional pastoral care is practiced. Working and serving the best interests of children and young people is in everyone’s best interest. This is achieved through sustaining living and learning environments that are safe, supportive and stimulating. Specifically, we:
- place emphasis on genuine engagement with children and young people
- create conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people
- create conditions that increase the likelihood of identifying harm where it exists
- respond swiftly and appropriately to any concerns, disclosures, allegations or suspicions.
This commitment is sought to be consistently reflected through the decisions and behaviour of all persons within the School or Service, who are guided by effective governance, policies, tools and processes. This fosters a child safe culture, where acting in children and young people’s best interests is at the heart of what we do.
Original Source: Working with Children in Anglican Education Policy (2020)
Complaints regarding child sexual abuse or sexual misconduct
Anglican Church Grammar School takes all complaints of child sexual abuse and sexual misconduct very seriously. If you are a current student, or the parent of a current student, and you wish to make a complaint or seek assistance, you can contact one of our school’s Student Protection Officers or the Headmaster, Dr Alan Campbell.
If you are a past student and wish to make a complaint, seek assistance or information, please phone the Director of Professional Standards of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, Greg Milles on 1800 242 544. Further information for past students is also available at the Anglican Church Southern Queensland website.
The Archbishop of Brisbane’s National Apology Statement
Each year Churchie publishes an annual report. The latest report available is for the 2022 calendar year.
- Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy
- Code of Conduct for Anglican Schools and Education & Care Services
- Complaints Management in Anglican Education Policy
- Complaints Management in Anglican Education Guidelines and Procedures
- Equal Employment Opportunity including Anti-Discrimination, Harassment and Workplace Bullying Policy
- Grievance Policy and Procedures
- Parent, Volunteer and Visitor Code of Conduct
- Protecting Children and Young People in Anglican Education Policy
- Protecting Children and Young People in Anglican Education Procedure
- Protocol for Dealing with Complaints of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault or Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour.
See also A Simple Guide to the Protocol
- Student Protection Officers
- Whistleblowers in Anglican Education Policy
- Whistleblowers in Anglican Education Procedure
- Working with Children in Anglican Education Policy
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