NSW – WWCC

NSW – Working with Children Check

Thank you for supporting us in meeting our legal requirements as a not-for-profit, Child Friendly organisation.

As a matter of urgency, always ensure you have a current Working with Children Check approval. Refer to the information below for further assistance.

How to comply with WWCC

The following information will ensure you comply with the Working with Children Check obligations:

What is Working with Children Check

The Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who’s over 18 years of age and works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW. It involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct.

The outcome of a check is either a clearance to work with children or a bar against working with children. If cleared, the check will be valid for 5 years, however applicants are continuously monitored.

If you’re a volunteer, a student on a professional placement, potential adoptive parents or an authorised carer, you won’t need to pay the fee. Sahaja Yogis are regarded as volunteers.

More information:

Is your WWCC current?

If you have previously obtained a working with children check, could you please check that it has not expired. The Office of the Children’s Guardian will send you a reminder to renew your approval. This reminder could end up in your junk mail, so please check for an email from The Office of the Children’s Guardian. If it has expired and you cannot find the reminder, you simply need to visit  their website and apply for a renewal.

The steps below will guide you through the WWCC renewal process. (You can also download this Step by Step Application Guide on how to apply)

  1. To renew visit the WWCC website to renew.
  2. You will receive an application confirmation email with the subject “Working With Children Check application confirmation” from “[email protected]
  3. You will need to take your application letter and number to a Road Maritime Services centre to provide proof your identity.  NOTE: You must take the exact same ID documents you used during the application, along with the email letter they received, when they go to in person to the Road Maritime Service office. Otherwise you will have to return a second time. (This is the same regardless if you are renewing or a new registration).
  4. When approved, you will receive a “Your WWCC is cleared (Volunteer)” email. Email will have the subject: “Information Regarding your Working With Children Check” from “[email protected]
  5. Update your WWCC details on our  WWCC Register for Sahaja Yogis – NSW Form as we need to update our records and verify your details.
  6. Send a copy of your clearance email to our Sahaja Yoga NSW Child Safety Coordinator, Maria at [email protected]
  7. All done.. thank you!

Changed your details?

Remember to update your personal details if there have been any changes such as change in address. An outline of the law regarding the importance of maintaining your record with the NSW government is provided here.

New to our collective?

If you are new to our collective, the links below will guide you through the WWCC process. You may already have a Working With Children approval for your employment. If this is so then you can forward a copy of it to Maria at [email protected] If not, there is no charge for obtaining this as we are classed as volunteers.
 
The steps below will guide you through the WWCC application process. (You can also download this Step by Step Application Guide on how to apply)

  1. Read the General Information about WWCC.
  2. Complete the WWCC Form on the NSW Government’s website.
  3. You will receive an application confirmation email with the subject “Working With Children Check application confirmation” from “[email protected]
  4. You will need to take your application letter and number to a Road Maritime Services centre to provide proof your identity.  NOTE: You must take the exact same ID documents you used during the application, along with the email letter they received, when they go to in person to the Road Maritime Service office. Otherwise you will have to return a second time. (This is the same regardless if you are renewing or a new registration).
  5. When approved, you will receive a “Your WWCC is cleared (Volunteer)” email. Email will have the subject: “Information Regarding your Working With Children Check” from “[email protected].au”
  6. Send a copy of your clearance email to our Sahaja Yoga NSW Child Safety Coordinator, Maria at [email protected]
  7. Register your WWCC details on our  WWCC Register for Sahaja Yogis – NSW Form as we need to update our records and verify your details.
  8. All done.. thank you!

Short video about WWCC and how to renew.

Renewal process for the NSW Working With Children Check (Duration 1 minute)

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Sahaja Yoga NSW Safety Coordinator, Maria at [email protected]

Thank you for helping us make our organisation a Child Friendly environment.