Date of Event
West Torrens Cricket Club:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13AM
South Australian Cricket Association would like to provide an update on the new legislation about to come into effect (1 July 2019) in relation to Working with Children Checks (WWCC). There are new screening laws for people volunteering with children in SA, following are some key points to assist in preparing for the 2019/20 season that clubs or volunteers will need to do in relation to the changes to legislation:
- From 1 July 2019, everyone volunteering with children must have a valid child-related clearance (a parent volunteering with their own child does not need a check).
- Volunteers with a current, valid DHS/DCSI child related screening will be able to keep it until it expires. Before their check expires, they must apply for a Working With Children Check (WWCC).
- The new WWCCs will be valid for five years
- WWCCs replace all other types of child related checks
- WWCCs are free for people who are only using them for volunteering work
- From 1 July it will be against the legislation to engage a volunteer who doesn’t have either a current, existing check, or one of the new WWCCs. Before engaging a person, clubs and associations must ensure the prospective volunteer has a current and accepted check.
Checks are free for volunteers, so if a club or a volunteer is in doubt, they should apply for a check.
The SACA field force staff have previously contacted clubs regarding obtaining the details for the relevant volunteers within your club. However, if you have had changes from the 2018/19 season please contact your relevant field force staff member or Sankha de Livera (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information relating to the WWCC please visit - screening.sa.gov.au/wwcc
If you have any questions relating to this process, please contact David Penn (email@example.com) to discuss.