Child Safety

Child Safety

Committed to the safety and wellbeing of every young person.

As a Christian community, meeting together to worship God in the name of Jesus Christ, we affirm our commitment to the safety of each child and young person who interacts with our community.  God’s word makes it clear that all people are created equal and that any position of power is to be accepted humbly and with the intent of serving others, never to harm them.

Our faith motivates us to love everyone and never to discriminate against anyone, especially on the basis of age, race, gender, language, sexual orientation, disability or family/social background.  Therefore, we seek to protect the safety of all young people without exception. We want our church to be a place where young people can come to know and experience the love of Jesus and his followers.

You can view the full Anglican Diocese Child Safe policy here, and the Anglican Diocese Code of Coduct here. We’ve summarised these documents here.

Due the Covid-19 pandemic,  some of our Children and Youth activities have been moved online. To grant permission for Group Online Communication for your child or youth, please  click here. 

Got a concern about Child Safety at our church? Here’s what to do:

Have you been involved in a first aid incident? Fill out an incident report form.

Church members follow these steps for updating or registering for a Working with children check (WWCC):

Click here to Register for a new WWCC.

Then click the Apply for Check’ button and follow the instructions.

Click here to Update or Renew your WWCC to be registered with St John’s:

  • Click the “I want to register” button
  • You’ll be asked for some details to confirm who you are
  • You’ll get an email to confirm you’re real, follow the link in that email
  • Login with your email and password
  • Select “Change my details”.
  • Scroll down and add St John’s as an organisation.

St John’s will be posted a copy of your WWCC once it has been approved. This copy will be put on confidential file for record keeping.

Police Checks

Right click here to download a prefilled Police Record Check (recommended).

  • Click ‘Save link as’.
  • Open in a PDF viewer program (like Adobe Acrobat).
  • Note: This file tends to not open properly in a browser tab, we’ve found it always works in the PDF program itself.

Or click here to Register for a new police check online.

Each police check form must be signed by the church office and a minister is eligible to certify the documents and witness the signature of the applicant. The church office will post and pay for each police check.

Note: you cannot print this form until it is filled in with all your information.  If you need assistance or have any questions please save the file onto a USB and bring it to the office or email it for assistance.

Upon receiving a copy of your approved police check please provide a copy immediately to the church office (we can photocopy this for you).