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Here at SKPS we truly enjoy having volunteers at our school. They are the heart and soul of our community.

In line with the Child Safe Standards and Clause 11 of Ministerial Order 870, all parents and volunteers in our school require Working with Children Checks for a range of school activities that involve interacting with students such as school camps, excursions, school swimming and any ongoing volunteering in the classroom (reading etc.). 

As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, there is a new regulatory landscape (Ministerial Order No. 870) surrounding child safety, underpinned by new Child Safe Standards. This order came into operation on the 1st of August 2016. WWCCs are an important way we can protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and are part of our SKPS Code of Conduct.

WWCCs will not be required for any school fundraising or social activities – Mother’s or Father’s Day events, working bees, school fete etc.

Why is St Kilda Primary doing this now?

 

How much does it cost?

Volunteer WWCCs are free.

How long does it take?

It generally takes 2-3 weeks for applications to be finalised. After this, it will take two more weeks for your card to be made and mailed to you.

What is checked?

The WWC Check reviews the criminal history records across your lifetime, from Victoria Police, the police of other Australian states and territories and the Australian Federal Police.

The WWC Check also examines reports from Corrections Victoria, the Department of Health & Human Services’ Child Protection Unit, other courts, information provided by organisations and other relevant sources.

The WWC Check reveals information about:

  • convictions and findings of guilt at under 18 years of age
  • findings of guilt with or without a conviction
  • guilty pleas
  • acquittals because of mental impairment
  • spent convictions
  • pending charges
  • the circumstances of these charges or court findings.

The offences that are relevant to the WWC Check are:

  • serious sexual, violent or drug offences
  • any offence that presents an unjustifiable risk to the safety of children
  • offences against the Working with Children Act 2005.

How do I get a WWCC?

It’s pretty simple.

St Kilda Primary School, 2B Brighton Rd, 3182 Ph: 03 95343993

  • In the section Occupational work codes, select:

44: Educational: including all primary, secondary, tertiary and technical

  • Once you have completed in the online application form, go to any Australia Post retail outlet to lodge your application

(the application form is dated and remains valid for three weeks)
You’ll also need to take:

  • the application summary and receipt that you printed after completing the online application form
  • a passport-size photo of yourself
  • documents that prove your identity

That’s it. All the info is on the website http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

And you’ve got until 30th January, 2017.

What if I already have a WWCC?

If you already have a WWCC from a previous volunteering position or because you currently or previously worked in a position that requires one you can add a volunteering position at St Kilda Primary School.

What do I need to do once I have my WWCC?

Simply bring your WWCC card into the office so your details can be recorded.

If you already have a WWCC from a previous volunteering position or because you currently or previously worked in a position that requires one you can add a volunteering position at St Kilda Primary School.

 Questions

Any questions should be directed to Ms Higgins or Mrs O’Malley.