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Working With Children Check

All sporting organisations have a responsibility to provide safe environments for children and young people.

In NSW, the Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work – paid and voluntary. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct. The Office of the Children’s Guardian manages the Working With Children Check in NSW.

To start

  • Contact your state or national body and find out what’s already in place for your sport, including Member Protection and Child Protection policies and any child safe guidelines.

More information

The Office of the Children’s Guardian is a comprehensive resource where you can apply for the WWCC and get information, factsheets and training:

Play by the Rules also offers free online training for sport in child protection.