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Student Protection

Anglican Schools and Education & Care Services are committed to providing environments where children and young people receive the highest standard of care, where their rights are supported, and they have opportunity to thrive and be fruitful.  Such environments nurture and safeguard the intelligence, dignity, safety and wellbeing of each child or young person, by placing them at the centre of thought, values and actions.

As reflected in our Ethos, our vocation is education, driven by a vision of humanity, shaped by the image of God made visible in Jesus, present in every human being.

  • Every child: made in the image and likeness of God.
  • Every child: loveable and loved, unique and unrepeatable.
  • Outstanding education for the flourishing of people and the good of the community.

Our faith is lived. We are hospitable and welcoming communities, who embody compassion, kindness, fairness, justice and love, and where exceptional pastoral care is practised.

Working and serving the best interests of children and young people is in everyone’s best interest. This is achieved through sustaining living and learning environments that are safe, supportive and stimulating. Specifically, we:

  • place emphasis on genuine engagement with children and young people;
  • create conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people;
  • create conditions that increase the likelihood of identifying harm where it exists; and
  • respond swiftly and appropriately to any concerns, disclosures, allegations or suspicions.

This commitment is sought to be consistently reflected through the decisions and behaviour of all persons within the School or Service, who are guided by effective governance, policies, tools and processes.  This fosters a child-safe culture, where acting in children and young people’s best interests is at the heart of what we do.

Source: Working with Children in Anglican Education Policy v1.0 (2020)

ASC Student Protection in Anglican School Policy Version 1.2

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V1.3 Student Protection in Anglican Schools Procedures 2018

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Statement of Commitment 2021

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National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

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Child Protection Information for Parents

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Protocol for Dealing with Complaints

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Procedures Complaints Management in Anglican Schools Procedures

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Policy Complaints Management in Anglican Schools

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Safeguarding our Students Protection Policy and Procedures Guide for Volunteers and Visitors to Anglican Schools

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National Apology Statement – Diocese of Brisbane 2018

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Student Protection Officers

Secondary School – Year Seven to 12

Robern Hinchliffe – Head of Primary – Deputy Principal

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Braydon Giles – Middle School Coordinator

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Primary School – Kindergarten to Year Six

Sandra Hawken – Head of Primary – Deputy Principal

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Martin Brownlow – Assistant to the Head of Primary

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International College

Robern Hinchliffe – Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care

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