All Judo NSW Coaches are required to have a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance.

This also applies to adult volunteers assisting with classes where children (ie U18s) are participating.

The WWCC ‘clearance’ must be completed prior to getting on the mat.

A WWCC is free if not required for paid employment (i.e. volunteer basis).

A WWCC is required for most instances of Child Related Work.

Child related work (including voluntary work) is:

  • providing services for under 18s
  • where the work normally involves being face to face with children
  • where contact with children is more than incidental to the work.

Further details of WWCC requirements can be found at NSW Office of Children’s Guardian (OCG).

The OCG can impose significant sanctions where there has been lack of compliance with WWCC process and requirements.