The Southern NSW Sabot Sailing Association (SNSWSSA) is a volunteer association fostering the participation and development of junior sailing in Sabot Sailing dinghies. The association organises events primarily for children, such as sailing coaching and regattas, which ordinarily involve contact with children in open or public areas in the presence of more than one adult, including parents or close relatives of children involved in the events.
The association’s child protection policy sets out that:
- Any person over 18 years of age who performs coaching duties at events run by the SNSWSSA is required to have a valid WWC check at the time of the coaching.
- Any person over 18 years who is in attendance of an overnight camp/event must have a valid WWC, including parents/carers of children staying at the overnight event.
Below are a number of links to promote awareness of the valuable resources and information on the importance of child protection:
- resources and information published by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian
- Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013
- this takes you to the specific Regulation on the NSW State Government legislation website. Alternatively, search on “Child Protection” at legislation.nsw.gov.au
- About Working with Children Checks
- this page on the KidsGuardian site explains who needs a Working with Children Check. Please contact one of the committee members if you require further information. It may also help you in the clarification process to review the current exemptions.
- Applying for a Working with Children Check
- use this online form and follow the instructions given, if you wish to apply for a Working with Children Check.