Work or Volunteer in Junior Sport?
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2015
A new Working With Children system will be phased in from April 2015 requiring persons who work or volunteer with junior sporting organisations to obtain a Working With Children Check. For more information please see the Working with Children Check page under the 'Management' tab.
Work or volunteer in junior sport?
Do you need to get a new Working With Children Check?
Find out what you need to know at an online webinar
People who work or volunteer in the sport and recreation sector are being phased in to the new Working with Children Check (WWCC) system in NSW from April 2015.
To help this sector prepare for the phase in process, the Office of the Children’s Guardian is planning to run a two hour information webinar on Wednesday 28 January and Wednesday 25 February 2015.
Local sports organisations and clubs, paid workers, volunteers and self-employed people involved in junior sport and recreation activities are encouraged to log into the free online WWCC information sessions.
The training will cover:
The WWCC application and verification process
Who needs and who does NOT need a new WWCC (including parent volunteers)
Individual, employer and club administration responsibilities
How to help keep kids safer in sport and recreation environments.
“A new Working With Children Check has started in NSW and employers, including sports clubs and associations, volunteers and employees need to understand what they have to do to comply with the legislation,” NSW Children's Guardian Ms Kerryn Boland said.
“This is a great opportunity to find out what is required for the sports sector you are involved with and to have your questions answered by representatives of our Child Safe Organisations team.”
Online Webinar session details:
Date: Wednesday 28 January 2015 Time: 5:15 - 7:15 PM
Date: Wednesday 25 February 2014 Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
To register go to http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/childsafesports or contact the Office of the Children’s Guardian on (02) 9286 7219.