Governance Guidelines for Council

Mission Statement

To seek the provision of pastoral care, at accredited standards, in various institutional and community facilities in the ACT.

The Pastoral Care Council of the ACT  is a peak body that represents a cross-section of the pastoral care providers. It includes representation from religious and spiritual orginisations and pastoral carers, together with representation from bodies concerned with pastoral care, and appropriate representation by ACT government.

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Pastoral Care Council Anti-Tobacco Policy

 

Position Statement

The Council recognises that tobacco use in any form – or passive exposure to tobacco use – is a significant health hazard.

 

Scope

This policy applies to any person employed by, undertaking work on behalf of, or otherwise representing the Council, or by any person attending or otherwise present at any event organized by the Council.

 

Policy principles

The Council prohibits the use of tobacco products of any kind:

  •    At any workspace used by the Council
  •   At any event or activity organized by the Council

 

Compliance

Personnel who breach this policy will be counselled by the Executive Officer with subsequent breaches reported to the Chair of the Council Board for appropriate action.

Pastoral Care Council Healthy Food Policy

 

Position Statement

The Council recognizes that the wellbeing of all people is important and that workplace environment and culture should support and encourage healthy lifestyles.

 

Scope

This policy applies to all persons organizing any event or activity for, or on behalf of, the Council where food is made available.

 

Policy principles

  • The Council will encourage the provision of healthy food alternatives in line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines – this includes the provision of foods low in fat, high in fibre and with a substantial fruit and vegetable content.
  • The Council ensure that safe food handling and preparation procedures are used.
  • The Council will give preference to food companies/caterers that provide healthy alternatives.
  • The Council will provide water free of charge.

 

Compliance

Personnel who breach this policy will be counselled by the Executive Officer with subsequent breaches reported to the Chair of the Council Board for appropriate action.

Pastoral Care Council Sun Protection Policy

 

Position Statement

The Council recognises that overexposure to the sun’s potentially harmful UV radiation can lead to negative long term health effects.

 

Scope

This policy applies to all persons organizing any event or activity for, or on behalf of, the Council.

 

Policy principles

  • The Council will ensure that any event or activity organized by the Council is held indoors or under cover from direct sunlight where possible.
  • Personnel engaging in events or activities necessitating outdoor activity during daylight hours are encouraged to use to protective equipment such as long-sleeved light-coloured clothing, eye protection and hats.

 

Compliance

Personnel who breach this policy will be counselled by the Executive Officer with subsequent breaches reported to the Chair of the Council Board for appropriate action.