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WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK

The WWC Check is a NSW Government requirement that applies to people who work or volunteer directly with children (u18). It checks the background of persons who work or volunteer with children in sport clubs, schools, child care centres, community groups, churches and other organisations.

 

Kissing Point Football Club (KPFC) values its members and volunteers very highly, and considers its duty of care of utmost importance. Although the NSW Government regulations are a minimum requirement, Football NSW and KPFC have adopted a more stringent policy for the safety of all involved. The process is FREE for all volunteers. KPFC Committee enforces the policy that all the following personnel for all KPFC Teams (with the exception of Over35 and Over45) must complete the WWCC process and provide verification details to the Club.

  • Coaches (& assistants)    • Managers (& assistants)      • Grading personnel      
  • Committee members • Referees                              • Grounds volunteers

 

The following volunteers are exempt from the WWCC process:

  • Persons under 18 years of age • Canteen volunteers

Exempt persons under 18 years of age must however complete and sign the FNSW Members Protection Declaration and provide it to the KPFC Member Protection Officer (MPO). You can download the form by clicking here.

 

Information for Coaches, Managers, and Volunteers

 

How to apply for a Working with Children Check and obtain a WWC Number

If you are volunteering or working with children (u18), you will be asked to provide a WWC Number to your Club. For KPFC, the MPO has been designated the task of collecting, recording and maintaining the results of all our volunteer checks.

If you already have a WWC Number, you must provide it to the Club. If you do not have a WWC Number, you will need to apply on-line for a WWC Check to obtain your WWC Number. Clubs may be fined up to $11,000 for non-compliance. KPFC will not appoint any volunteer (or worker) to a role, nor allow a volunteer to continue in that role, unless they are compliant.

To Apply

To apply for your WWC Check, visit the WWC website (linked below) and follow the instructions.

http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The on-line step takes approx 3-5 minutes. Please tick “Volunteer” otherwise you will be charged $80 which is not refundable. For sector – choose Clubs.

An application number will be generated. Print this sheet and take it to the nearest NSW Service Registry with proof of identity. This step may take a while, depending on the queue. The WWC Check is FREE for volunteers.

After you have attended the Service Registry and been cleared, you should receive your WWC Number by email within four weeks (although some applications are taking less than a week). The WWC Number clears you to work and volunteer directly with children.

Once your individual WWC Number arrives, please forward immediately to the KPFC MPO for recording purposes. MPO requires your Full Name; WWC Number; Date of Birth; and role within the Club. The Club then verifies the WWC Number on-line and keeps a record. That is the end of the process. A WWC Number is valid for 5 years.

Keep your Number handy, because it applies to all sporting & community groups that you volunteer with.

Contact in Kissing Point Football Club

If unclear about the process, please contact the MPO directly:

Member Protection Officer       Peter Tate                     mpo@nullkpfc.asn.au         mobile 0412 476 855

 

Thanks for volunteering and enjoy your season.