NEW INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEER CHECKS
We really appreciate parents and caregivers helping at Immanuel with reading, excursions, camps etc.
Those who volunteer in a school environment need to have completed
1. ‘Valuing Safe Communities’ training (This needs to be renewed every three years
2. A WWCC check (this is valid for 5 years)
As from 1 July 2019 there will be stronger, nationally consistent screening laws for people wanting to work or volunteer with children in South Australia. The new laws require people working or volunteering with children to have a valid working with children check (WWCC), replacing the current system where people can have either a national police check assessment or a DHS screening.
More info can be found at https://screening.sa.gov.au/
From 1 July 2019, a WWCC can only be issued by the DHS Screening Unit. Our school is a registered business to initiate this check. To apply you will need to provide your full name, date of birth and an email address to Jenny (authorised person) in the office, and a government form will be emailed to you to complete and submit. There is no cost to apply as a volunteer in a school.
If you have a current police clearance this will still be valid until 30 June 2020, following this you will need to provide a WWCC check.
Valuing Safe Communities’ training will be held with Daryl Trigg every term, generally in week 3.
If you last attended this training in 2016 or 2017 your certificate has now expired so you will need to attend the training again this year.
We are revising the policy for VSC Training where parents will need to attend their first VSC training session face to face with the Principal and then to renew the training every 3 years they can complete this via the online session.
Valuing Safe Communities Training
At Immanuel Gawler (staffroom)
Term 1 Week 3 Wednesday 10 February at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Term 2 Week 3 Wednesday 12 May at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Term 3 Week 3 Wednesday 8 August at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Term 4 Week 3 Wednesday 30 October at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Class teachers often require help from Parents with student reading, craft, etc. When a parent is on our school site as a classroom volunteer they will be requested to sign in the Parent Volunteer Register located in the front office.
We are accountable for knowing who is on the school site at any given time.