WLAC is a non profit organisation that relies on the assistance of parents to operate. Therefore, ALL families who register athletes in the Little Athletics program are required to contribute to its operation.
To successfully operate the Little Athletics program on a weekly basis (which often involves over 300 athletes participating at one time), we require between 60 - 100 parents to do Duty!
WLAC therefore asks that every registered family assists every week. Duty may include measuring jumps or throws, raking the long jump pits, assisting age group leaders or recording results.
WLAC will maintain a list and keep track of those families who do duty on a weekly basis.
In some extraordinary circumstances families may be unable to assist. In this instance, a $50 duty levy fee may be requested to be paid .... in lieu of completing duty.
By completing the Registration process, parents are accepting the conditions stipulated in the WLAC Parent's Charter and the LAVic Privacy and Parent - Guardian Declaration Statement.
Child Safe Standards
As an organisation providing services and facilities specifically for children, we are required to meet Child Safe Standards from 1 January 2017. Child Safe organisations are required to have in place:
- child safe policies and codes of conduct
- screening, supervision and training processes
- processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
- strategies to identify, reduce or remove risks of child abuse
- strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children
- inclusive approaches for children with a disability, Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Please refer to the following documents for more information:
Working with Children Check
The Victorian Government has introduced the Working with Children Act which came into effect on 1st July 2009. The WWC Check applies to adults who are engaged in volunteer roles involving children.
Please refer to the Working with Children Check for full details of exemptions.
- Any parent who intends to enter their child in a Region or State event do not require a WWC Check as they will be required to be present and officiate on the day their child is participating.
- However, if they volunteer to be a Key Official, by nominating to the Region or the LAVic for State events then they are required to have a WWC Check, as they could be officiating on the day when their child is not participating.
- Any person who does not have a 'closely related' child at the Centre must have a WWC - e.g. Coaches and Walk Judges.
- Waverley Little Athletics Centre requests that all Committee Members, Coaches, Age Group Leaders and Key Officials have a WWC check.
How do I get a WWC check?
I already have a WWC Check
That's great! Please ensure that you update your WWC details to include:
Little Athletics Victoria - Waverley 34
Address: Locked Bag 1011, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Phone: 03 8646 4510
Please use the Working with Children Check website and show your WWC to a committee member so that we can add it to our records.
Also, please refer to Little Athletics Victoria's WWC page for further details.
Last Updated: 16/08/2019 09:28:51