NEW WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
In 2015 all clubs must request a WWC Number from their coaches and managers and others at the club who work or volunteer with children under 18. The only people who don’t have to provide a WWC number to their club are those who don’t work or volunteer with children or who are exempt.
§ People under 18 years of age
§ Volunteer parent who coaches or manages their own child’s team
§ Volunteer who coaches or manages a close relative’s team (see definition below)
§ Canteen managers, canteen workers and caterers
§ Grounds persons
“Close Relative” – A spouse or de facto partner of the person; or a child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parents, grandparent, step-grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the person.
Exempt persons who do volunteer work with children should sign a MPD Form and provide it to their club.
What must Coaches and Managers do?
STEP 1: Coaches, managers and others working or volunteering with children under 18 must provide a WWC Number to their club.
To obtain a WWC Number, they must first apply on-line for a WWC Check.
Once the application has been completed on-line the applicant will receive an APP number.
STEP 2: Take their APP Number and Proof of Identification to the Motor Registry (RMS)
At the Motor Registry the WWC Check is free for volunteers. It costs $80 for paid workers.
After attending the Motor Registry they will receive their WWC Number by email within approx. 2 weeks.
STEP 3: They must provide their WWC Number to their club.
What must Clubs do?
STEP 1: All Clubs must register as an Employer on the WWC Check website.
STEP 2: Ask all coaches, managers and others working or volunteering with children (u18) for their WWC Number. (unless they are exempt – see above)
STEP 3: Verify their WWC Number to ensure the coaches, managers and others are cleared to work with children.
STEP 4: Keep a record of all Verification details
- New OCG factsheets & resources have been developed – click here to view
- The direct link to the Working with Children Check webpage is now – http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
- Child Safe Training Courses – Click here
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are listed on the FNSW Working with Children Check webpage
- For all other information visit www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au