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Working with Children Check (WWCC)



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.

Link to WWCC home page

VICTORIAN AFFILIATES MUST KNOW

  • Changes in the law resulting from the Working with Children Amendment Act 2016 (Vic), effective 1 August 2017, has resulted in changes to the NV Regulation on the Working with Children Check.
  • That the NV regulation is effective from 1 January 2017 with a transition period now finishing on 31 July 2017 – brought forward from 1 January 2018.
  • That the NV regulation applies to every adult (18 years and older) who hold a position of responsibility or authority with children, or has direct contact with children, or who is otherwise required by law to maintain a valid Working with Children Check.
  • 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 because of the new legislation, WWCCs are also required by any adult working/volunteering with children where there is direct contact. (Direct contact is very broad and includes: physical contact, face to face contact, contact by post or other written communication, contact by phone or other oral communications, contact by email or other electronic communication).
  • Some roles or work may not fit within the NV reference to ‘authority or responsibility’ will now need a check. This could include roles like: Supervisors eg court, venue, competition, canteen or Coordinators eg coach, umpire, representative team. Affiliates need to identify other work or roles that may apply to them.
  • Adults who ‘fill in’ for positions of responsibility or authority or ‘fill in’ for working/volunteering involving direct contact with children must now obtain a WWCC.
  • NV will now allow parents and close relatives of children participating in that activity to ‘fill in’ without a WWCC.
  • Those positions or work can be paid or unpaid, accredited or not accredited; supervised or unsupervised, appointed or ad hoc.
  • Affiliates must keep a register of all members or persons within the club, Association or League who hold a WWCC. Netball Victoria has developed two sample register templates for use by Affiliates Sample registers templates.
  • 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.

Q&A - Working with Children Check (WWCC) for Netball Victoria Affiliates

Changes in the law resulting from the Working with Children Amendment Act 2016 (Vic), effective 1 August 2017, has resulted in changes to the NV Regulation on the Working with Children Check. Find all the information about the revised regulation and how it applies to Victorian Affiliates with our Q&A document HERE


RECORD KEEPING

Netball Victoria have developed two different styles of sample register templates that can be used by affiliates HERE


APPLICATIONS

Find all the information about applications for the Working with Children Check HERE


CARDHOLDER OBLIGATIONS

All WWC cardholders have legal obligations and responsibilities that can be viewed HERE


ENSURE YOU HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
Child Safety in Netball Policy
Child Safety in Netball Code of Conduct
Q&A - Working with Children Check (WWCC) for Netball Victoria Affiliates