The Presbyterian Church of Queensland is committed to keeping children safe.
The Presbyterian Church of Queensland is committed to the safety and holistic wellbeing of all people, but has specific policies and procedures to protect children (all persons under 18 years of age) involved in our events. These policies and procedures, and the training therein are known as PresSafe.
To ensure that children and young people are kept safe from harm, our staff and volunteers are required to hold a current Working With Children Check; agree to adhere to a Code of Conduct when working with children; and undergo PresSafe training in safe ministry with children.
The Presbyterian Church of Queensland takes child protection and safety seriously and consequently has processes in place to ensure that children in our ministries receive the highest standards of care.
We are committed to a policy of mandatory reporting on all matters of abuse.
All activities involving children, whether at a denominational or congregational level, are assessed and approved through the processes set out in the Queensland Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy and adopted in the Safe Ministry with Children (PresSafe) Procedures of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. Comprehensive reporting on activities and updating of data are part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe environment and safe activities.
For PCQ PresSafe policy documentation please go here.