Our commitment to child safety

Maranatha Christian School is committed to child safety. 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.

Maranatha Christian School is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We are committed to training and educating our staff and volunteers regularly 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 with a disability.

As the management, conduct and discipline of students is the responsibility of the Principal/CEO (in accordance with Board policy), the Board delegates to the Principal/CEO the development, implementation and oversight of all child safety policies and procedures such that they ensure the safety of all children in the School, and are in keeping with all relevant legal requirements, including the dissemination of information to the School community and any other appropriate parties.

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place, including a code of conduct that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments. These policies are available from the School and are included in the Staff policies and procedures manual. A summary of School policies is included in the Parent handbook.

Maranatha Child Safety Statement of Commitment