Working With Children Check
Further to the Member Protection Policy, it is a State mandatory requirement as per the Office of the Children’s Guardian that all individuals who work or volunteer in child-related work must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC). This check plays an important part in safeguarding children involved in tennis and in providing a child safe and child friendly sport environment.
Your Club, Centre or Association needs to Identify, Notify, Register and Verify!
Identify the roles in your organisation that need a WWCC. Some of these roles in tennis include:
- All paid roles (including coaches) that involve working with children under 18
- Volunteer coaches, all committee members, pro shop/canteen personnel, grounds keepers and any other role that interacts with children under 18 (unless exempt)
Notify existing paid workers and volunteers that they need to provide you with a WWCC number.
Verify the status of each WWCC number, keeping a record of each verification result and ensuring all applications are up to date. You will need these records if you are audited by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. Watch how to verify here.
It is illegal:
- For a person to work or volunteer with children 18/U if they do not have a current WWCC number
- For a club to employ a person who is paid or holds a volunteer position that doesn’t have a WWCC number
- For a club to not verify a WWCC number and keeping these records on file
Individuals can obtain their WWCC number by clicking here and selecting ‘I’m an applicant’. This check is free for volunteers and $80 for paid workers. This is valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Once cleared, you will be issued with a WWCC number. There is no certificate or card.
If you have lost your WWCC number click here and select ‘Lost my WWC number’.
Enquiries and Assistance
NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian
Ph: 8219 3600 Website: www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/
Tennis NSW Member Services
Ph: 9024 7600 Email: [email protected]