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Our people

Recruitment and screening

The Salvation Army has a large and diverse workforce* across Australia, and we recognise that our recruitment and screening processes form the essential foundations for a culture of safety and wellbeing for children and young people.

Prior to starting with the organisation, new employees and volunteers are subject to mandatory background screening (as defined for each position) to ensure the most suitable candidate is selected.

Throughout their engagement with The Salvation Army, we provide our workforce with supervision and support to ensure they meet the organisation’s expectations and mandatory requirements in relation to their work and engagement with children.

Additionally, anyone working directly with children and young people must have a current Working with Children Check and other background checks.

*The Salvation Army workforce includes a diverse group of people, such as officers, employees, volunteers and students.


The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring its workforce is equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe.

We provide ongoing education and quality training on child safety and wellbeing. Our training is tailored to the needs of our workforce, ensuring they’re equipped with the most appropriate resources and skills to best support children and young people.

Our places and programs

Children and young people use a wide range of environments to learn, play, connect and grow. We are committed to creating safe spaces for children and young people – both online and in person.

To learn more about what to look out for and ask about, please refer to Child Safe Organisations Guide for Parents and Carers.

For tips and advice on helping your child have safe and enjoyable experiences online, review the Australian Government’s eSafety guidelines for parents and carers. (Sourced from the Australian Human Rights Commission)

To learn about our international programs – please visit The Salvation Army International Development.

The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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The Salvation Army is an international movement. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.

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