Parent Helpers (WWC Checks)


Dear parents, helpers and volunteers,

Our school is very blessed by having a huge number of parent helpers working in the classroom, attending excursions, clubs, the garden and the library. As a risk assessment strategy we will now require all parents/grandparents and helpers/volunteers to have a Working with Children Check. This will enable you to work with individuals or small groups of children.

Please follow the links below for information on how to apply.

The WWC Check is a minimum checking standard set by the Working with Children Act 2005 for those who work with children, either on a paid or voluntary basis.
To be a volunteer at a school a Working with Children Card provided by the Department of Justice is required. This card is:
• valid for 5 years
• transferable between volunteer organisations
• free of charge for volunteers, but cannot be used for paid employment.

By entering Albert Park Primary School as your volunteer organization, we will receive a copy of your WWC when it is processed. If you have a valid WWC please bring your card to the office to be photocopied.

Elaine Mills