St James’ is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for everyone we serve, and especially for our children. 

The Parish of Toowoomba St James, including St Anne’s Highfields, maintains a Child Protection Risk Management Plan that helps to protect children and other vulnerable people from harm in our church. This includes the screening of the ministry team, volunteer staff and Parish office holders through the Queensland Government's Blue Card Services. 

All people who work with children must follow a Code of Conduct, and undergo a safe ministry check. Ministries are conducted in accordance with the Anglican Church's policies on child protection and safe ministry.