Proactive Compliance Program 2022

Ready, Check, GO! WWC Checks in Sport and Recreation


Proactive Compliance Program: Now focussing on WWC Checks in Sport and Recreation.

The WWC Screening Unit is committed to improving the protection of children in Western Australia (WA). Our proactive compliance program identifies and targets specific areas of risk with the current focus on those who work and volunteer in the sport and recreation sector.

In WA people who engage in certain paid or unpaid work with children, described as ‘child-related work’ under the WWC Act,  are required to have a WWC Check. The WWC Check aims to improve children’s safety, by helping to prevent people who have charges, convictions and other relevant behaviours that indicate they may harm a child, from undertaking child-related work.

Our ‘Ready, Check, GO!’ campaign aims to:

  • raise awareness of the WWC Check to all involved in sport and recreation;
  • increase the knowledge of clubs and associations about their WWC Check legal obligations;
  • ensure that individuals who are engaging in child-related work have a valid WWC Check; and
  • inform parents that people working and volunteering with children in sport and recreation clubs and associations may need a WWC Check.

It’s important for individuals and organisations to be familiar with their WWC Check responsibilities as some offences carry penalties of up to $60, 000 and possible imprisonment.

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Page last updated07 June 2022