Anglican schools support the rights of children and young people and are committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and wellbeing of students. Anglican schools are 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 students and requires all employees, volunteers and visitors to model and encourage behaviour that upholds the dignity and protection of students from harm.

Given our commitment to child protection, all teachers employed by WestMAC must be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers prior to appointment. This registration must be fully maintained. Queensland teachers are exempt from requiring a Working with Children Check (Blue Card), however as part of the recruitment process teachers will be subject to checks through the Anglican Schools Commission.

All non-academic staff invariably interact with children on a regular basis. Many have direct supervisory and support duties which are identified in their position descriptions. All non-academic staff (ie administrative, support, facilities, ancillary) must undergo a Working with Children Check and maintain a positive notice and Blue Card. Applications must be completed prior to commencement and a positive notification is a firm condition of continuing employment. As part of the recruitment process these staff will also be subject to checks through the Anglican Schools Commission.