Working with Children Guidelines for Volunteers

Parents who are undertaking work on a voluntary basis at St Stephen's School where their child is enrolled DO NOT require a Working With Children Check, however all parents are strongly encouraged to complete the school's Online Volunteer Parent Induction.  

Certain people do not require a WWC Check because they fit within the description of an exemption that applies to the specific category or categories of child-related work they engage in.

There are some general exemptions which apply across all categories while others are specific to a particular category. It is important to consider all the work a person does when deciding whether they are exempt and do not require a WWC Check.

Some general exemptions include:

  • work carried out on a voluntary basis by a child;
  • work carried out on an unpaid basis by a student under 18 years of age; and
  • parents volunteering in certain activities where their child is also involved or participates (unless attending an overnight activity).

How to aply


For more information on who needs to apply and how to obtain a Working With Children Check, please click on the links below regarding the Parent Volunteer Exemption and How Do I Apply or visit https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/.