Important Information for Equestrian NSW Clubs - Working with Children Checks
This is a reminder to Equestrian NSW affiliated clubs and organisaing committees which work with children that you are required to have your volunteers sign a Working with Children declaration. The form is attached below. Clubs need to retain these signed forms.
From the NSW DSR website;
Working with Children Check
Every sporting and recreation organisation that works with children and young people has an obligation to provide a safe environment for them.
In July 2000 legislation was introduced in NSW that affects all people working with children. This legislation is the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998.
The Working With Children Check has been created under this legislation to help determine whether a person is suitable to work with children. It helps to ensure, as far as possible, that people who may pose a risk to children are not employed in roles where they have direct, unsupervised contact with children.
For more information please visit the NSW DSR website www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/children/wwcc.asp