Based on new legislation there has been a number of changes to the requirements relating to working with children. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that they have clearance to volunteer or work in an environment with children.
WHO NEEDS A WWCC ?
In regards to volunteering as a coach; assistant coach; manager or assistant manager, the requirements are as follows:
- If you are a parent of a child in the team and you are coaching or managing that team you are NOT required to complete a Working with Children (WCC) check.
- If you are a parent who occasionally assists at training or before a match, and you have a child in that team, you do NOT require a WCC check.
- A worker/ volunteer who is under 18yrs does NOT require a WWCC
- A person who is a referee, umpire, linesperson, sporting official, or grounds-person, when the work does not involve contact with children for extended periods without other adults being present does NOT require a WWCC
- If you coach, manage or assist with a team and you do not have a child in that team, you ARE REQUIRED to complete a WCC check.
- A board or committee member whose role extends beyond strategic management, administrative or clerical duties e.g. a board or committee member who mentors children U18yrs or assists with the delivery of programs and activities for children REQUIRE a WWCC.
- Referees that attend a club more than 5 times a year require a WWCC
HOW TO APPLY
If you find that you are required to complete a Working with Children check, please navigate through the following website to ‘Working with Children’.
As you are a volunteer, you are not required to pay any fee. These fees only apply to paid workers. Once you have completed the required documentation you must forward your WWCC number directly to firstname.lastname@example.org so that it can be checked and logged in to the Dural Rugby register by me. Failure to do this can result in heavy fines for the individual and club.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.