Working with Children checks

Working with Children (WWC) requirements

Balgownie Junior Soccer club is committed to ensuring children at the club have a safe and fun environment. The WWC check, as an obligation to the Office of the Children’s Guardian, is one of the practical prevention strategies to reduce likelihood of harm and uphold our commitment to child safe.

What is the Working with Children Check?

A Working With Children Check is a requirement for people who work or volunteer in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct.

The result of a Working With Children Check is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked.

The Working With Children Check is fully portable so it can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.

Who requires a WWC

“Any person who is in child-related work – if the person has direct, face-to-face contact with children and is responsible for delivering or facilitating programs, activities or services to children”

This includes all coaches and managers (and assistants), Referees and Committee members, over the age of 18 years, regardless of if they are related to a player in the team.

Exceptions – those who don’t require a WWC

Persons under the age of 18, or those acting as grounds persons do not require a WWC check.

Process for gaining a WWC 

This process must be completed by the volunteer via the Office of the Children’s Guardian The site has online guidance in completing an application.

Fill in the online application form and receive an APP no. when you have submitted the application online.

Make sure that you use the same name – including your middle name(s) – as shown on your driver’s licence.

Take the APP no. and some personal identification (e.g. a driver’s licence or a passport if you don’t drive) to the Corrimal Service NSW office (or any other office). There is no fee as you are an unpaid volunteer.

After attending the Service NSW you will receive your WWC Number by email within approx. 2 weeks.

If you have any queries when completing the online WWC submission, please contact the Club MPIO –

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are listed on the FNSW Working with Children Check webpage

Ground Status

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Where & when am I playing?

All teams can check their game times & locations at FSC Match Centre – select your Age Group and scroll to find your game.

Ground Locations for other clubs

Balgownie Junior Football Club Incorporated ABN: 91 822 455 631
Clubhouse: 17 Para Street, Balgownie, NSW, 2519
Postal Address: PO Box 3096, Balgownie, NSW 2519