Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

This applies for new members applying and for those having to renew their WWCC. Those who currently hold a current WWCC remain as it is.

Working With Children ID Requirements 

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission recently imposed new proof-of-identity requirements for WWCC

Please see details here https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check/applicant/proof-of-identity

 

These updated requirements include an amendment to the parent exemption section following advice from the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).  This exemption clarifies that parents require a WWCC if their child is participating in a different age group to the one they are volunteering with along with some others.

Can you please review this information and share with members, working with them to implement these requirements.  It is important for clubs and members to take action now, so that members have time to apply for and obtain a WWCC prior to season start.  A flowchart has been included to assist with understanding who needs a WWCC. 

Please note that every WWCC needs to be verified by the Club with the Office of Children’s Guardian, and steps on this process are included.  A number of clubs have been flagged by the Office of the Children’s Guardian as needing support with their verification processes, and SLSNSW will be in touch with a number of clubs in the coming weeks to provide assistance with this process. If you need assistance with the process or have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact either

Tracey Hare-Boyd -  0416 042 465 or Geoff Raper - 0414 223 040