St Nicholas is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children, families and staff in our communityLearn more
As an agency of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, St Nicholas is committed to:
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and St Nicholas have an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable persons.
The Office of Safeguarding is an integral part of the Diocese and St Nicholas, and is placed outside the Diocese’s services, programs and parishes, overseeing their safeguarding standards in operation.
The Office of Safeguarding works with NSW Police, the Office of the Children’s Guardian, the Department of Community and Justice and other statutory authorities and specialist authorities within the Catholic Church in Australia to fulfil its responsibilities and maximise the safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons.
The Office of Safeguarding supports the Diocese to promote and uphold the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as an institution of the Catholic Church in Australia.Learn more
As with all peoples, children have human rights across the full spectrum of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.
Because children are recognised as having inherent needs and dependencies, they also have particular rights.
Both the Commonwealth of Australia and the Vatican (Holy See) ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November 1990, this is the central international instrument that underpins both Australia’s and the Church’s approach to safeguarding children.
The Australian Human Rights Commission’s child friendly summary of children’s rights state that children have the right to:
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Submit a booking request for Before and After School Care or Vacation Care. One of our friendly team members will be in touch as soon as possible.
Submitting a booking request or enquiry does not constitute a confirmed booking. No booking is confirmed until you have received email confirmation from St Nicholas.
For casual and Vacation Care bookings, we have a 5-day cancellation policy, after which the parent/carer will be liable for their full fees for that session. For permanent bookings, we have a 2-week cancellation policy.
One-off cancellations for permanent bookings still require the parent/carer to pay their full fees for that session, unless the cancellation is permanent, in which case the family will forfeit their permanent place for that session.
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