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The Working with Children Check (WWCC) is just one part of creating and maintaining a child safe environment. It screens a person’s criminal records and any reports about professional conduct by the bodies listed in what is checked. The Child Safety in Netball Policy also contains new requirements regarding the WWCC for all Netball Victoria affiliates from 1 January 2017.

Victorian affiliates must know:

  • That the regulation applies to every adult (18 years and older) who hold a position of responsibility or authority with children.
  • That positions of responsibility or authority cover a wide range of positions including directors, committee members, coaches, umpires, officials, team managers and other senior positions.
  • That positions can be paid or unpaid, accredited or not accredited.
  • Affiliates must keep a register of all members or persons within the club, association or league who hold a WWCC. Netball Victoria has developed a sample register template for use by affiliates.
  • That details regarding the regulation are detailed in the Child Safety in Netball Policy and referenced in the Child Safety in Netball Code of Conduct.

 

About the Working With Children Check

Visit the Working With Children website for details about the application process.  As a Working with Children cardholder, you have certain obligations and responsibilities which can be viewed on the Working With Children websiteChanges in the law resulting from the Working with Children Amendment Act 2016 (Vic), effective 1 August 2017, has resulted in changes to the Netball Victoria regulation on the WWCC. Find all the information about the revised regulation and how it applies to affiliates with our Q&A document.

The Status Checker Tool allows you to check and record the status of multiple cards or applications in one go. 

Child safe organisations value and celebrate children and young people for who they are and the contributions they make. They also recognise that because of their age, children and young people can be disempowered and are at greater risk of experiencing harm. Organisations have an obligation to empower children and young people, and to uphold their human right to participate in decision-making that affects them. Some organisations are already skilled in doing this, while others remain unclear about what empowerment and participation look like and are yet to take first steps.
This guide is designed to assist adults to empower and involve children and young people in their organisation, in line with the Child Safe Standards. It contains guidance, tools and tips.

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