The Presbyterian Church of Queensland is committed to the safety and holistic wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our events. To ensure that children and young people are kept safe from harm, our staff and volunteers are required to possess a current blue card; agree to adhere to a code of conduct when working with children; and undergo training in child safety.
The Presbyterian Church of Queensland takes child protection and safety seriously and consequently has policies and procedures in place to ensure that children in our ministries receieve the highest standards of care.
We are committed to a policy of mandatory reporting on all matters of abuse.
All staff and volunteers undergo training in relation to child safety and risk management, utilizing the training offered through the ChildSafe organization www.childsafe.org.au »
All activities involving children, whether at a denominational or congregational level, are assessed and approved through the processes set out in the ChildSafe training. Comprehensive reporting on activities and updating of data are part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe environment and safe activities.
The ChildSafe Risk Management Officer:
Rev P.J. Barson (Dir. Ministry Resourcing/Christian Education)
Tel: 07 3716 2851
Mob: 0413 585 340
The ChildSafe Emergency Response Team:
Peter Barson 0413 585 340
Barry Sims 0417 631 659
David Hopper 0438 538 487
Stuart Hoadley 0407 408 067
John Mansfield 0438 538 480
PCQ Child Protection Policy (August 2015 140 KB PDF)