Linden Park Primary School is lucky to have the support of many parents in volunteering their time to support their children while enrolled at the school.
Opportunities to be involved include providing classroom / reading support for teachers in the Early Years, accompanying students on excursions, coaching sports teams, volunteering in the Uniform Shop, covering books in the library and helping out at fundraising events. Any person volunteering at the school needs:-
All volunteers who provide ongoing assistance must have attended or undertaken a RAN-EC induction session for volunteers. The RAN-EC induction outlines volunteers’ child protection responsibilities and provides guidelines on protective practices. The RAN-EC session for volunteers is now available via an online session. A certificate of participation is provided when completed and can be brought to the front office and the certificate is transferable across sites. To access the Department for Education & Child Development’s online training click here.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK (WWCC)
From 1 July 2019, people working or volunteering with children in South Australia must, by law, have a valid child-related clearance. WWCCs replace all other types of child-related employment screening checks. A WWCC will be valid for five years and if a WWCC is only being used for volunteering purposes, the volunteer will receive it for free.
Current, valid DCSI checks will be recognised as a WWCC until they expire.
You don’t need a working with children check if you:
- work for SA Police or the Australian Federal Police
- are a parent or guardian volunteering with your own child (e.g. at school) and do not have close personal contact with other children
Working with Children checks are required for:
- parents or guardians attending overnight camps
- sports coaches who are not parents / guardians of a child in the team
- parent volunteers, if their own child is not involved in the service / activity
Please click here to access the application form. Complete this form and bring 100 points of identification to commence the WWCC.
Full details are available of the Department for Human Services website https://screening.sa.gov.au/types-of-check/new-working-with-children-checks