At Crossway we aim to create a safe place for all people. In particular we want to ensure that when children and young people interact with the ministries and activities of Crossway that they feel safe, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We do this in various ways, including:
- Ensuring that every leader and volunteer holds a valid Working With Children Check,
- Various other screening procedures
- Having a process for children and young people, leaders and volunteers to be able to report any concerns they may have.
The Victorian government has introduced seven child safe standards for organisations that include children and young people. Crossway is committed to implementing these standards continuously across our community.
We will continue to strive to ensure that children and young people feel safe at Crossway. We will take seriously any concerns that are raised, and act on these in a timely and appropriate manner, including reporting concerns to the relevant authorities. Training is provided to our leaders and volunteers to ensure that all who represent Crossway understand their responsibilities, to ensure that Crossway is a safe place.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child or young person at Crossway, please inform Senior Pastor Dale Stephenson or one of our lead Children & Families Pastors, Johnny Russ and Merryn Mann.
We aim for Crossway to be a place of welcome for all people and we’re committed to making it a safe place for children and young people to discover their Greater Purpose in life.