PMSA Policies

  • CSA SURVIVOURS : (recently posted Policy)
  • PMSA Historical Abuse Redress Policy – This policy outlines the PMSA’s processes for dealing with allegations of abuse relating to individuals who, as children, received education and/or accommodation or care within a PMSA school or early learning centre but who are not students of the school or centre at the time the allegations are made. Such individuals will be described within this policy as former students

Policies

The PMSA is responsible for reviewing, updating and implementing policies which cover the PMSA and our four schools. PMSA policies assist and guide the actions of all individuals involved. They ensure and endorse the well-being of all staff and students of the PMSA. The PMSA also provide assistance to each school so that they can develop their own school policies.

PMSA policies fall under four categories:

Fairness and Equity
 

  • Code of Conduct – The PMSA Code of Conduct outlines the standards of behaviour expected by all employees, volunteers and contractors engaged by the PMSA. All staff are required to report certain information to the PMSA or their school if they become aware or reasonably suspect that harm is being cased to a student.

Audit and Finance 

The PMSA develops audit and financial policies for the PMSA Board, School Councils, Principals and schools on accounting practices, loans, scholarships, bursaries and staff discounts, depreciation, and other financial areas. These are available to the relevant staff at each PMSA school through the PMSA staff portal.

Human Resources 

The PMSA develops human resources policies for the PMSA Board, School Councils, Principals and schools on areas such as complaints, grievances, recruitment and selection, remuneration and benefits, leave, workplace health and safety, and employee development. These are available to the relevant staff at each PMSA school through the PMSA staff portal.

Education and Pastoral Care

The PMSA’s commitment to child protection is immersed in our vision – ‘to build communities based on Christian foundations, by providing teaching and learning environments of excellence, permeated by Christian faith and actions’.

We believe that the care for the children and young people in our schools is an outward expression and evidence of our Christian faith and our commitment to achieving a vision of collected and committed action, of intolerance to any threat of harm towards children and young people and which actively seeks to prevent the occurrence of any such threat.

The care and protection of the children and young people in PMSA schools is of paramount importance and involves:

  • Working together to make our schools and workplaces places of safety for children and young people. 
  • Not tolerating any threat of harm towards children and actively seeking to prevent the occurrence of any such threat.
  • Reporting any suspicion you have that a child or student has been harmed or may be at risk of harm.
  • Every person who shares in the work of our PMSA communities – including employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors – shares in the responsibility to care for and protect all children and young people from any threat or perceived threat of harm. 

The PMSA has developed the following policies to ensure the care and protection of people within PMSA schools.
 

  • PMSA Blue Card (Working with Children) Policy – This policy outlines the requirements for PMSA Board members, employees and volunteers to hold Blue Cards in accordance with Queensland requirements.
     
  • PMSA Child Protection Policy – This policy outlines the conduct expected of the PMSA schools’ employees and students in accordance with legislation in Queensland about the care and protection of children.
     
  • PMSA Historical Abuse Redress Policy – This policy outlines the PMSA’s processes for dealing with allegations of abuse relating to individuals who, as children, received education and/or accommodation or care within a PMSA school or early learning centre but who are not students of the school or centre at the time the allegations are made. Such individuals will be described within this policy as former students.
     
  • PMSA Homestay Welfare and Accommodation Policy – This policy outlines the processes to ensure that PMSA schools and homestay hosts arranged by and for PMSA schools comply with relevant legislative requirements for ensuring the suitability of accommodation, support and general welfare for homestay students under 18 years of age.
     
  • PMSA Child Protection Risk Management Strategy – 2017 – This strategy identifies the policies and procedures in place across the PMSA and our schools which, together, act to protect students from harm.
     
  • PMSA Homestay Risk Management Strategy – 2017 – This strategy ensures that the PMSA and our schools have appropriate policies and procedures in place to identify and minimise the risk of harm to homestay students where the school has taken responsibility for the accommodation, support and general welfare of the student.

Retrieved: https://www.pmsa-schools.edu.au/what%20we%20do/policies

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Following COPIED message has now been distributed amongst Private Schools in SEQ:

An interim response is requested, to repost on our LinkedIn, WordPress, Social Media & ABC/SBS News Networks.
As some of your Schools have been involved in the Royal Commission (CARC) Hearings, this eMail is querying how your Bodies administrate, for the benefit of the Students’ (I.E. Children & Minors) ‘Safety & Security’? Public News publications have been sourced re: some of your places of education.
This query has been sent on behalf of an evolving network of School-Swapping, alike Church-Swapping. Inclusion of these details are for benefit of previous Survivors-Victims of these Institutions (Private Damages Claims & National Redress Scheme).
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CC ABC News, SBS Portals & Prue Montgomery | knowmore Principal Lawyer

Puzzle pieces are starting to join together

After a series of passionate Phone calls, had over recent weeks, today marked the initial meeting of 3 of the Brisbane Admin of this RCbbc Blog! One of these Old Students has reached a Settlement, allowing enthusiasm to be shared with a more recent Damages Applicant. As current Qld Laws restrict the 3rd from Claiming additional Damages, a rewarding time was had by all. With the saying: “from little things, big things grow”, our next exchange’s will be more boosted.

Comparison: Cannes and BBC

The powerful speech @AsiaArgento during the closing ceremony of Cannes. “I was raped here in 1997 by Harvey Weinstein.” Going on to describe Cannes as HW’s hunting ground; many BBC past Students & their Families will remember how BBC was remembered as a ‘hunting ground’. Even the term “hunting ground” can be remembered in some of BBC’s (un-admitted) Offenders of the 1990’s. Perhaps this why any public announcements correlate with a psychological effect, that’s been hidden to some level. Even decades and decades after the events happened, any reminders of them may trigger some reaction(s).

This is where LivingWell have provided their resources, suitable to these male Survivours and their Families. “We all benefit from maps of life’s territories. We do not live our lives in straight lines” is from the Indigenous themed clip ‘No Straight Lines’.

Tony Harewood is fundraising for Adults Surviving Child Abuse

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I am trying to deal CSA issues from my childhood. JustGiving for Adults Surviving Child Abuse because my Report lodged with Royal Commission & counselling:

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thumb-photo Blue Knot Day, October 27th 2014

Allegations of abuse at BBC (PMSA Update)

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Thank you for your communication of 11th March to Brisbane Boys’ College, advising of your intention “to notify all parties of BBC’s families (past and present, ensuring 18+ ages) that lodgement of a Report is being formulated”.

In relation to your request that your message be distributed “amongst current and previous parents (or similar)”, it is not the practice of the college to distribute material on behalf of third parties.

By letter dated 22nd February last, in response to your initial approach to the college, I made you aware of the PMSA process which is followed in relation to notification by former students of alleged abuse at the college and invited you to meet with me to discuss your allegations. To date you have not responded to that invitation..

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J McPherson 

Director, Protection From Harm Division

Chairman, BBC School Council

Latest (suspected) BBC Staff removal…

During a shared discussion (last evening) the unexpected removal of another BBC Staff – Lloyd (Sciences, Biology & Coach(?)) was raised. Whilst names and histories of past BBC employees are being tabled, notice has since been received by current BBC staff that queries may be made via BBC PR. In addition to annual records of “BBC Portal”, planned RC Report is forming together.