Police Checks

At WJFC, it is compulsory for all Team Managers and Coaches to provide us with a National Police Check. In addition, we recommend completion of “Play by the Rules” online training as part of their volunteer role.

Note:
If you have submitted your police check certificate to us in 2016, we will already have this recorded and you only need to resubmit if completed more than three years ago – we will also notify you if this is the case.

If you have a police check for working with children already eg. for work/school volunteering etc, simply submit this to us, you do not need to reapply if it is less than three years old.

OBTAINING A NATIONAL POLICE CERTIFICATE (NPC)

If a police record check is required for your role with the Club, the cost is covered by SAPOL/SAGOVT for volunteers working with children:

1. Volunteers to obtain application form from the SA Police website – or from police station directly.

2. The application may be completed online and then printed or printed and completed by hand.

Purpose of check/occupation: Write team manager [or coach/official/first aid officer/committee member] JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB.
Category: Tick the working with children/vulnerable groups check box and
Check type: Tick the VOAN volunteer

3. Volunteers to go to a local police station or Justice of the Peace (JOP) with their NPC application form, photocopy of documents adding up to 100 points and the original documents to have their identity verified [list of accepted documents on application form].

4. Once identification has been verified by the police or JOP, the volunteer lodges the NPC application and their verified photocopied 100 point documentation with the SANFL Junior’s Authorised Officer (address details below) who will include the VOAN details on the application:

SANFL Juniors
PO Box 606
Tynte Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

5. The Authorised Officer then sends the application to The Records Release Unit, SA Police.

6. The NPC will be returned to the volunteer. [Due to privacy laws the NPC can only be returned directly to the applicant, and not to third parties].

7. Once you have received the NPC, scan and email to the WJFC Compliance Officer at wjfc.compliance@gmail.com. If you are not comfortable to scan this information, simply email to arrange other method, e.g. send via post or meet at club to view.

PLAY BY THE RULES

In addition, it is recommended all officials complete a “Play by the Rules” online course which should be repeated every three years.

The free course features two modules:
1. Child Protection
2. Harassment and Discrimination

The two course modules provide information to help you understand:
▪ what discrimination, harassment and child abuse is
▪ your rights and responsibilities under equal opportunity and child protection laws
▪ how the laws apply to sporting organisations, clubs, their employees and volunteers
▪ when, where and how to report incidents
▪ how to establish a welcoming and inclusive environment at your club or organisation.

Click on below link or cut and paste to your web browser:
http://www.playbytherules.net.au/interactive-scenarios/free-online-training/child-protection-harassment-and-discrimination-course

If you have previously completed these modules, when you log in you will be able to see when it expires and download your two certificates.

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