Are your club volunteers or staff required by law to have a Working with Children Check (WWCC) card? Have you made sure that your club coach has applied?
The WWCC is designed to help keep children safe. The Check was introduced in Western Australia in 2006 and aims to prevent people who may pose a risk to the safety of children from working with them.
The WWCC is managed by the Department of Justice and is now being phased in for the sport sector.
Bodies who do not comply with the legislation could be subject to significant financial penalties. This means ensuring all volunteers (and staff) who require the check (ie. undertake regular, direct, unsupervised contact with children) have gone through the process.
The checks are free for volunteers and application forms are available at Australia Post Offices.
Click here to download the Department of Sport and Recreation WWC Booklet for Sport & Recreation
Click here to download Fact Sheet 5 – Child Related Work and Exemptions
Click here to download Fact Sheet 3 – Information for Employers of Volunteer Orgs
Click here to download a WWC Record Keeping Template
For more information visit the Working with Children Website
Or contact Brooke Koenig at Tennis West on [email protected] or call 08 6462 8300