The law requires that in every registered Safety House at least one adult must hold a valid Working with Children Card. Once it is determined who else in a Safety House residence is likely to assist a child at the door needing help, each of those nominated people aged 18 and over should hold or obtain a valid Working with Children Card.
Other adults living or working in a registered Safety House can opt to hold or apply for a WWC Card. WWC Cards issued to volunteers are identical to those issued to paid workers. The same WWC Card can be used for multiple other community volunteer roles or employed positions requiring a WWC Card. Currently there is a much lower application fee for community volunteers to obtain a WWC Card; $11 compared to $87 per card for 3 years. If there is any doubt about who needs to hold a valid Working with Children Card please email the Safety House WA Head Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to advise.
Information about the Working with Children Card requirements for Safety House community volunteers, and card application and renewal processes can be downloaded here.