Working With Children Check
The Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic) includes a compulsory Working with Children Check (WWCC) for all volunteers who have contact with children under the age of 18 years of age. Because of the nature of our Club facilities, Anglesea SLSC require ALL members over the age of 18 (despite contact with children under 18) to hold a current WWCC.
We MUST have evidence that Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and Anglesea SLSC (ASLSC) are registered organisations on your current WWCC for all members who are 18 years and over.
This includes Police Officers and VIT registered teachers – NO EXEMPTIONS apply – as there is no association between your profession and our organisation. If you breach any laws relevant to the WWCC, LSV and ASLSC will have no way of being informed of such charges. The WWCC creates that vital link to ensure any alleged breaches (despite employment) can be picked up by the Department of Justice, who informs us if deemed appropriate.
As the cardholder, you are required to carry the card at all times whilst attending the ASLSC Clubhouse or any ASLSC/LSV events and to advise ASLSC of any changed circumstances which may affect your eligibility for the card. Any breaches of this legislation will attract disciplinary action involving significant fines.
A WWCC is valid for five years. Cardholders will be notified by the Department of Justice by SMS, letter or email 28 days before their WWCC is due to expire. You must keep your contact details up to date so that you receive this important reminder. We will also notify you about two weeks before your WWCC is due to expire.
For more information refer to the Policy 017.