Student Protection

All Saints Anglican School Supports the rights of children and young people and is committed to ensure their safety, welfare and wellbeing. All Saints is therefore committed to responding to allegations of student harm resulting from the conduct or actions of any person including that of employees. This commitment includes the provision of a safe and supportive living and learning environment for all children and requires all employees, volunteers and visitors to model and encourage behaviour that upholds the dignity and protection of children from harm. In support of this commitment, All Saints is dedicated to our Child and Youth Risk Management strategy which includes having relevant policies, procedures and training in place to effectively address the safety and wellbeing of children in our care.

Volunteering at All Saints Anglican School

All Saints Anglican School acknowledges and values the role parents and the broader community play in the education of our students. As such, we welcome and encourage parents and other community members to become a part of school life by volunteering to support school activities such as assistance in the classroom, tuckshop, excursions, P&F activities or sporting carnivals.

Before doing so, there is specific information that we must provide all volunteers and documentation that we must obtain from volunteers in relation to student protection for the purposes of complying with legislation and keeping our students safe.

Requirements

All volunteers (including parents, grandparents, past parents and members of the community) must be trained in, acknowledge their understanding of and agree to abide by Student Protection and safety protocols before they can lend their skills and services within the school community. Such volunteers will be officially registered as a volunteer at All Saints Anglican School and entered on the School’s Employee and Volunteer Register. All non-parent volunteers (for example grandparents or friends) must also hold a positive notice letter and Blue Card or Exemption Card.

Obligations

All School staff, volunteers and visitors to an Anglican school have an obligation and responsibility to report all reasonable suspicions of:

  • Sexual abuse or likely sexual abuse; or
  • Harm or risk of harm

of a student by another person.

In order for school staff, volunteers and visitors to understand their reporting obligations and assist with creating a safe environment for all students, our School has developed policies and procedures in relation to student protection obligations and responsibilities which must be followed.

What To Do Next

Complete this volunteer registration form which includes information and training in respect of student protection, Work Health and Safety and Code of Conduct. Please ensure copies of requested documentation are attached (Blue Card or Exemption Card or completed Application for Blue or Exemption Card, photo identification and completed induction documents). Any questions regarding the online Volunteer Registration process and Induction should be directed to the staff member with whom you have been in contact or the School’s Compliance Officer, Lisa O’Donoghue - lodonoghue@asas.qld.edu.au.