Child Safe Standards

Victoria Government:

Organisations providing services or facilities specifically for children in Victoria are required to meet Child Safe Standards. From 1/1/2017, the Child Safe Standards applies to all sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria.

Click here for Victorian Government Child Safe Standards

Netball Victoria:

In 2016, the Netball Victoria Board formally adopted the Child Safe Standards and produced the following documents which come into effect on 1/1/2017:

Boroondara Netball Association:

The Boroondara Netball Association also adopts the Victorian Government Child Safe Standards.

Working with Children Checks:

Click here for your legal requirements under the Working with Children Act 2005 regarding Working with Children Checks.

In summary the following personnel doing child-related work in a Sporting Club or Association require WWC checks by law. You need a check if you meet ALL of the 5 criteria below.

  1. You are an adult working with children under 18 years of age
  2. You are working as a volunteer / employee / self employed / on a committee
  3. You are working within a sporting club / association
  4. Your work involves direct contact with children ie) talk face-to-face or have physical contact, electronic or written contact
  5. Your contact is part of your work / club duties
  6. Your contact with children is not supervised by another person  As at 1/8/2017 it is irrelevant whether you are supervised by another person or not.

Exemptions:

  • children under age 18
  • student volunteers
  • parents who volunteer as a "fill in" in activities their child normally participates in
  • family member closely related to each child in the group
  • teachers
  • police officers

 Who in the Boroondara Netball Association requires a WWCC?

Note: only applies if you are over 18yrs of age

  • Umpires and umpire trainers
  • Coaches - VNL, Power, club, team
  • Team Managers
  • Committee members
  • Kiosk / sausage sizzle workers including volunteers
  • "Fill ins" for any of the above roles - unless the "fill in" is a parent of a child participating