Child Protection Statement Commitment

Child Protection Statement Commitment

“Discovery Church is of the view that children and young people have the right to live a full and happy life and not be subjected to abuse or deprivation. We believe that children are precious to God and need to be nurtured and protected. We are morally, ethically and legally obliged to act in a way that protects children and young people.

Discovery Church believes the responsibility of protecting children extends to their community, which includes their church community. Discovery Church will report allegations of child abuse to the Victorian authorities and has a zero tolerance approach to child mistreatment.

Discovery Church’s legal obligations vary depending on jurisdiction, therefore this policy will aim to cover all obligations and encourage best practice. In line with international legal instruments, we believe that a child’s best interests is paramount and as result, we will promote their interests above church interests and adult relationship loyalties.”