Tag Archives: Working With Children Check

Sydney Salvos Protest: Salvos Object to Protest Placard, Call Police

As readers of this blog would know (see previous posting), there is currently a protest underway by social justice campaigner, Stephanie Calabornes. Until yesterday, things were going very well, with a commendable level of cooperation from the Salvation Army, and … Continue reading

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What The Sacked Staff Said (Or: Shut The Hell Up)

The former YMCA Child Protection and Compliance Manager, Catharine Clements, has given evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Ms. Clements was dismissed from her position last year, after only four months in the job, … Continue reading

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What the Staff Said (Or: He Was So Cute)

Evidence presented to the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, by six former staff members, gives the lie to claims by the YMCA’s lawyer, Gregory Sirtes (pictured above), that the organisation boasted “industry-leading practices.” The director of the Early Childhood … Continue reading

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Churches And Working With Children Checks (Or: Natural Selection)

Image source: Christian Venues Association The Royal Commission last week spent a lot of time on the failures of the “working with children” checks concerning Steven Larkins during his time with the Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Services organisation. It did not … Continue reading

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