Mary MacKillop Childcare North Queensland (MMCNQ) believes that children have the right to experience quality education and care in an environment that safeguards and promotes their health, safety and wellbeing. This includes protecting children from all forms of abuse, violence or exploitation.
MMCNQ has established a Safeguarding policy and procedures to ensure management, educators and staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities to identify and respond to every child at risk of abuse or neglect. Centacare North Queensland provides face-to-face training to all staff to ensure safeguarding is a priority focus in every aspect of MMCNQ.
Our safeguarding practice supports children’s rights to protection and care under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards; and the National Quality Framework.
Your feedback is valued and we want you to have a voice so our safeguarding practice in MMCNQ is effective and continually improved. Please contact Craig Brereton, Diocesan Manager Safeguarding Culture and Practice for feedback or if you have any concerns or complaints. The details for providing feedback are listed below.
If you receive any information that indicates that child sexual abuse has happened, is happening or is likely to happen, you must report the incident directly to the police under the new Failure to Report, Failure to Protect legislation. The details for reporting to police are listed below.