Terranora Public School

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Volunteers - WWC


In compliance with the NSW Government ALL Volunteers in the school are required to supply the School Office with a completed Volunteers Code of Conduct, Appendix 5, and 100 points of identification before the Volunteering commences. Some Volunteers will also need to supply a Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Volunteers considering transporting children to school events must also provide car registration papers and a current drivers licence to the School Office prior to the event.

What is a Working With Children Check (WWCC)?

The Working With Children Check (WWCC) involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct. 

The outcome of a check is either a clearance to work with children or a bar against working with children. If cleared, the check will be valid for 5 years, however applicants are continuously monitored.

Do parents/close relatives of a student require a Working With Children Check (WWCC)?

A parent/close relative of a child does not need a Working With Children Check (WWCC) to volunteer at the school their child attends except:

·         Where the work is part of a formal mentoring program; or

·         Where the work involves intimate, personal care of children with a disability.

Who is a close relative?

The term ‘close relative’ of a child is broadly defined in the legislation as including parents, step-parents (including a de facto partner), grandparents, step-grandparents, uncles, aunts, nieces siblings and nephews step-siblings. In the case of an Aboriginal person, a close relative may also be a member of the extended family or kin.

Do volunteers who are not parents/close relatives of a child attending the school need a Working With Children Check (WWCC)?

Yes. They must have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance before they start volunteering at a school if they will have direct contact with children for extended periods.

Appendix 5

Proof of Identity - 100 point check