Child Safety for Churches of Christ Vic/Tas

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 risks. 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 disability. We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

Safe Churches Policies

Below are our Safe Churches Policies that oversee our ministry and mission as a local church.

Child Safety Policy

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DevonportCOC Church Child Safety Reporting Procedure

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Online Serving with Kids & Youth Confidential Reference

If you have been asked to fill in a reference for someone within our Church to serve with Kids & Youth then please click on the link below.

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact our Church Administrator, Grace on 6424 3441 or via email on