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Overnight camps & Working With Children Checks


Lately, the WACSSO office has been receiving a lot of queries about Woking With Children Checks and overnight camps. Essentially, affiliates have been chasing clarity over who needs a WWC Check when conducting an overnight camp. 

Well, here is an up-to-date answer to that question:

The Department of Education’s position (based on advice from DCPFS) is that parent volunteers on overnight camps require a WWC Check if they are in a job or supervisory role, and not if they are a participant in the camp. 

If the camp is to be held on school grounds, it is considered to be a school sanctioned event and it is expected that the school will provide adequate supervision to ensure the safety of students attending the camp. 

It is a Principals decision on whether to proceed with the camp on school grounds only if they can ensure that the students will be safe. However, they should take into account that if an incident were to occur the liability is likely to lie with the Department and not with the group running the camp.

For more information about why parents are exempt from obtaining a WWC Check in some situations, please refer to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support's Factsheet 4: The Parent Volunteer Exemption.

Canteen Supervisor wanted!

East Beechboro Primary School P&C are hiring a part time Canteen Supervisor. Details below:

 
  • Part time
  • Monday 8am-1pm, Wednesday 8am-1pm, Friday 8am-2pm
  • 16 hours per week
  • Start Date Monday 1st May

For all relevant duties, criteria and application information, click here.  

Are you concerned about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on your children?

Parents, teachers and school staff have a crucial role to play in the prevention of young people’s risk of harm from alcohol and other drugs.

School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) invite you to attend a FREE Talking Drugs information session.

This session will help you understand the real picture of illicit drug use and the role you play in school drug education. You will learn how to open up a dialogue with children of all ages about drugs and where to go for help with a drug-related problem.

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 6.45pm - 8.30pm
Where: Canning Vale College 26 Dumbarton Rd Canning Vale WA 6155

To book this FREE event and for more information please contact Kelli Dawson at SDERA on 9402 6267 or kelli.dawson@education.wa.edu.au Please RSVP by 1 June 2017.

Spaces are limited. Book now!

For more than 19 years, SDERA have been supporting school communities with successful, evidence-based drug and road safety education programs.

More information is available on SDERA’s website.