Volunteering at Seacliff Primary School
Seacliff Primary School is lucky to have the support of many parents/grandparents and community members in volunteering their time to support their children while enrolled at the school.
Volunteering opportunities include providing classroom /reading support, accompanying students on excursions, coaching sports teams, assisting in the library, helping our friendly Team Canteen and supporting many 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’s online training please use the following link https://www.plink.sa.edu.au/pages/signup.jsf
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK (WWCC)
From 1 July 2019, people working or volunteering with children in South Australia must, by law, have a valid 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 clearances can be used until they expire. Then a new WWCC will be required.
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
- parent volunteers (if their own child is not involved in the service / activity)
- Governing Council members
- fundraising events
- landcare and recycling
Full details are available on DHS Screening Unit website https://screening.sa.gov.au/