Our Commitment to Child Safety
St Luke’s Anglican Church, Vermont is committed to ministering to children, young people and vulnerable adults by providing an environment that is physically, emotionally and spiritually safe.
This church is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We will endeavour to provide a safe and supportive environment for children and young people through safeguards which include: Working With Children and police checks for all staff and volunteers who have contact with children, and ongoing training, support and review for staff and volunteers.
We are committed to promoting a culture within this church where our practice reflects values of integrity, duty of care, transparency, inclusion, and mutual accountability.
The Child Safe policy and Code of Conduct are available at the bottom of this page.
If any person has concerns about the behaviour of a church worker or about the safety of children in this church, they can contact the Director of Professional Standards for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, by calling
Kooyoora Ltd on 1800 135246.
(Kooyoora Ltd is an independent Professional Standards company which handles complaints and other matters for churches, schools and welfare agencies.)
If a child or adult is in immediate danger,
please call the police on 000.
Concerns may also be addressed to the Children’s Ministry Leader, our child safety officer, S. Wansbrough, or the Church Minister, Mark Simon on 03 9873 1375 who will take appropriate action including, if appropriate, any legally required report to statutory authorities.
Our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct are based on those approved by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. You can read the Child Safe Policy below.
Other documents outlining our framework for child safety are found at this page.