Working with Children
Kirrawee Kangaroos Football Club is committed to ensuring that health, safety and welfare of all children and young people is maintained at all times during their participation as a player, coach, official, volunteer, or spectator of Kirrawee Kangaroos Football Club. This club as an affiliated member of Football NSW and Sutherland Shire Junior Football Club fully support the Child Protection Policies and guidelines of these organizations.
From 1 April 2015, new procedures and legislation were applied to all sporting clubs and volunteer organisations.
Under these regulations, all coaches, managers or other volunteers (unless exempted) who interact with children are required to have a Working with Children check. The details of this check must then be provided to the club committee.
The only people who don’t have to provide a WWC number to their club are those who don’t work or volunteer with children or who are exempt.
Exempt from WWCC:
People under 18 years of age
Volunteer parent who coaches or manages their own child’s team
Volunteer who coaches or manages a close relative’s team (see definition below)
Canteen managers, canteen workers and caterers
“A Close Relative” is a spouse or de facto partner of the person; or a child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parents, grandparent, step-grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the person.
Exempt persons who do volunteer work with children need to sign a “Member Protection Declaration Form” and provide it to the club.
NOTE: The NSW State Government’s Child Protection legislation makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence (a prohibited person) to apply for, undertake or remain in, child-related employment (including volunteer work).
If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to a committee member as soon as possible.
What must Coaches and Managers do?
Go to the Working with Children website: www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Follow the instructions – KKFC Working with Children Check Instructions.pdf
On completion of the on-line form, you will receive an APP Number.
Go to a Service NSW office with your Photo ID and APP Number and complete the Proof of Identity process.
You will then receive an email with your WCC number and details.
Provide the WCC Number, your name and date of birth to the club by sending the details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(if you are exempt see list above).
Download and complete this form: FNSW Member Protection Declaration Form.pdf
Return the form to either Glenn Johnson (President), Greg Sharkey (Vice President), Kelly Manna (Secretary) or Matt Kirby (Treasurer).
You will need to show a photo ID such as drivers licence.