Volunteers

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).

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/.

https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/factsheet-4-the-parent-volunteer-exemption-2015.pdf

https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/applicants-card-holders/applying-for-a-wwc-check/how-to-apply