Safeguarding young footballers
Junior football clubs play a great role in our communities, the benefits they provide to our kids is immeasurable;
Football participation in a community club helps young children;
West Australian Football Commission acknowledges that our staff, members and volunteers provide a valuable contribution to the positive experiences of our juniors. The West Australian Football Commission is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of its junior participants through the implementation of its Child Protection Policy.
WAFC aims to minimize the risk of harm to children by ensuring clubs adhere to screening procedures when employing people in positions (paid or voluntary) whose usual duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with children (those under the age of 18 years). What is Child Related Work
Clubs are required to:
Working with Children Checks
The Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 was implemented in 2006 and makes it compulsory under legislation for all people in What is Child Related Work (paid, volunteers or self employed) to obtain a Working with Children check.
Some exemptions apply such as: you can see a Child Related work and WWCC Exemptions
Also only people who work more than 5 days per calendar year in ‘child-related’ work are required to get a check.
The Working with Children Check is a comprehensive criminal record check for certain people working with children in Western Australia.
The Working with Children Check aims to increase the safety of children in our community by helping to prevent people who have a criminal history that indicates they may harm children from working with children.
This is legislation and effects volunteers as well as paid personnel. Please check the website www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au for more information.
If you are unsure of your clubs current compliance with the Working With Children Check regulations please download and complete the WWCC Club Health Compliance Health Check