Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

Family, Fun and Fitness since 12 November 1968
Victoria's Premier Grass Track

Parent Involvement

PARENT DUTIES - COMPULSARY 

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 150 athletes participating at one time), we require between 50 - 60 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. 

Duty positions are very easy and assistance is provided to those who are new or are unsure. WLAC will also be looking for some more "Key Officials" such as Event Managers, Age Group Leaders and Starters.  Training is available - please contact the Centre Mentor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to current COVID restrictions the centre may be required to split age groups into smaller groups during the day which make the need for parent helpers even greater.

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.

Parents Charter

LAVic Privacy and Parent / Guardian Declaration

 

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:

Please refer to the following documents for more information or the Child Safety Page on LAVic's website

LAA National Child Protection Policy - 2018

LAVic Statement of Commitment - Child Safety

Child Safe Standards email from LAVic 4th Nov, 2016

Child Safe Standards email from LAVic 23rd Nov, 2016

LAA Information sheet - Child Concerns

LAA Information sheet - Code of Conduct

LAA Information sheet - Child Safety Commitment

Child Safe Standards - communication guidelines

Child Safe Standards - physical contact guidelines

 

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.

How do I get a WWC check?

Please refer to the Working with Children Check website or you can check out this WWCC handout.

I already have a WWC Check

That's great!  Please ensure that you update your WWC details to include:

Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.
PO BOX 12
Glen Waverley VIC 3150

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Little Athletics Victoria
Athletics House - Level 1
31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park VIC 3206

Phone: 03 9960 8600
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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: 18/09/2021 22:22:32

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Parents Charter (Updated 16/08/2019)