How To Volunteer at Immanual
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 and
2. Provide a copy of a current police check or obtain a WWCC check.
Both of these have a life span of three 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 for a 3 year period, following this you will need to provide a WWCC check.
Valuing Safe Communities’ training will be held with Daryl Trigg every term. Next session is Wednesday 14 August at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.
If you attended this training in 2016, your certificate has now expired so you will need to attend the training again this year.