Salvation Army supports Safe Schools program

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army have declared their support for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program.

Major Dr Geoff Webb from the Salvation Army said his organisation had reviewed the programs materials and found that they were consistent with the aims of the program.

“Our social policy unit has reviewed the official teaching resources provided by the Safe Schools Coalition and the four official guidelines. It has also studied the independent review commissioned by the Australian government, together with other materials,” Major Webb said.

The religious organisation said that their research showed that the negative claims made about the program had no basis in reality.

“None of the negative claims made about the program accurately reflect anything in the official materials reviewed.”

“Our findings are consistent with the government’s review,” Major Webb said, “and the resource All of Us is consistent with the aims of the program, is suitable, robust, age-appropriate, educationally sound and aligned with the Australian Curriculum.”

The support for the program from the Salvation Army comes as a surprise. It’s not that long ago that the Salvo’s were in hot water when one of their representatives suggested gay people deserve to die.

OIP Staff

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