Primary Education News

9 Jun '14

News Complaints about school chaplaincy program on the decline, figures show

Education Department released the information after removing the option for schools to appoint a secular student welfare officerThe number of complaints about the national school chaplaincy program has declined over the past two years, federal Education Department figures show, amid criticism of the federal governments decision to stop funding secular welfare officers.About 40% of complaints were substantiated, with most relating to the performance of the chaplain or student welfare worker, or schools not clearly explaining that participation was voluntary. Concerns about chaplains preaching to students were hard to verify. Continue reading...

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