Parent Helpers (WWC Checks)

PARENT HELPERS – WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS

Dear parents, helpers and volunteers,

Our school is very blessed by having a huge number of parent helpers working in the classroom, attending excursions, clubs, the garden and the library. As a risk assessment strategy we will now require all parents/grandparents and helpers/volunteers to have a Working with Children Check. This will enable you to work with individuals or small groups of children.

Please follow the links below for information on how to apply.

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj

The WWC Check is a minimum checking standard set by the Working with Children Act 2005 for those who work with children, either on a paid or voluntary basis.
To be a volunteer at a school a Working with Children Card provided by the Department of Justice is required. This card is:
• valid for 5 years
• transferable between volunteer organisations
• free of charge for volunteers, but cannot be used for paid employment.

By entering Albert Park Primary School as your volunteer organization, we will receive a copy of your WWC when it is processed. If you have a valid WWC please bring your card to the office to be photocopied.

Elaine Mills
Principal