Working With Children Check

NSW Government

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK (WWCC)

To be involved in all Rugby League competitions across Australia all officials and helpers must obtain a Working With Children (WWCC) clearance.

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A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work which includes all Rugby League competitions and districts in Australia. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct.

The result of a Working With Children Check is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring, and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked.

The Check is fully portable which means it can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.

The Check is not the only resource available to organisations to keep children safe. Find out more about creating child-safe organisations.

Fees

Only paid workers are required to pay the $80 fee for a five year clearance. This equates to $16 per year, the lowest cost for Check in Australia. If paying by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Roads and Maritime Services. The fee is not refundable if you become barred, withdraw your application, or choose 'paid' instead of 'volunteer' on your application form. The Working With Children Check remains free for:

  1. Volunteers (this includes committee members & team officials)
  2. Students over 18 on professional placement
  3. Potential adoptive parents
  4. Authorised carers
  5. Adults who reside in the home of:
    • an authorised carer
    • a family day care service provider 
    • a home-based education and care service provider.

When to apply for the Check

As a volunteer in the CBDJRL either in an official capacity or as a helper at the ground you must have a successful clearance before you can take up any duties.

Clubs and Sporting Bodies will be phased in for the 2015 with the Registration System now requiring a persons WWCC number and expiry date. For full details, see the FACT SHEET: Phase in schedule (PDF 69.5KB).

To register or help out at any level of Junior Rugby League in 2015 and are over the age of 18 or turning the age of 18 in 2015 you must have a valid WWCC number and be successfully cleared.

Before any team official or committee member can register and take part in 2015 they must receive their WWCC clearance number.

NSWRL WORKING WITH CHILDREN POLICY (Download)
The New South Wales Rugby League Ltd (NSWRL) Child Protection Policy (Policy) applies to all participants (Members) registering to play, officiate, coach, administer or volunteer at NSWRL clubs, associations, districts and affiliates. All Members must comply with the Policy. Where reasonable, all parties connected to Rugby League in NSW and the ACT, including sponsors and spectators, must also comply with the Policy.

The Policy has been endorsed by the NSWRL and incorporates and supports the National Rugby League Member Protection Policy (NRL Policy). Further, the NRL Policy, as incorporated into the NRL Code of Conduct, binds all Members. For removal of all doubt, parties bound by the NRL Policy, the NRL Code of Conduct, and connected to Rugby League in NSW and the ACT are also bound by this Policy. This Policy commences on 01 April 2015 and will operate until replaced. The Policy will be fully implemented at all NSWRL clubs, associations, districts and affiliates by 31 March 2016.


NSWRL CLUB GUIDANCE DOCUMENT (Download)
From 31st March 2016, all Junior Rugby League clubs affiliated with the NSWRL must only ‘employ’ workers (paid or voluntary) involved directly with the children’s teams if the worker has a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC), has applied for one, or if exempt, has provided the club with a Statutory Declaration, Undertaking and Consent. Under the new Child Protection Policy, the NSWRL and its affiliated clubs, districts and associations, agree to the following enhanced requirements in addition to the Statutory regime.

NSWRL WORKER GUIDANCE DOCUMENT (Download)
From 31st March 2016, all Junior Rugby League clubs affiliated with the NSWRL must only ‘employ’ workers (paid or voluntary) involved directly with the children’s teams if the worker has a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC), has applied for one, or if exempt, has provided the club with a Statutory Declaration, Undertaking and Consent. Under the new Child Protection Policy, the NSWRL and its affiliated clubs, districts and associations, agree to the following enhanced requirements in addition to the statutory regime.

NRL MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY (Download)
The National Rugby League (NRL) has a policy of using world’s best practice in risk management to support and enhance activities in all areas of our organisation and to ensure that risk management is an integral part of our decision making process. We use a structured risk management process to minimise reasonably foreseeable physical, financial, legal and ethical harm to people, disruption to operations and damage to the environment and property. We identify and take advantage of opportunities as well as minimising adverse effects. We train our people to implement risk management effectively. We strive to continually improve our risk management practices.

Included as part of the National Rugby League’s Risk Management Program are Member Protection Policies and Procedures for the National Body, all Affiliated State Leagues and their affiliated organisations. These policies and procedures are an essential part of our organisation’s proactive and preventative a pproach to tackling inappropriate behaviour. These policies are governed by the NRL and adopted by its all Affiliated State Leagues and their affiliated organisations.

  
- APPLY FOR WWCC CLEARANCE 
- WWCC & CHILD SAFE WEBSITE 
- FACT SHEETS & RESOURCES 

- CBDJRL WWCC & MEMBER PROTECTION PAGE
   




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