WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS NOW COMPULSORY
In line with changes in regulations, from 1st January 2015, all current members and new members (over the age of 18) on joining the Society must complete a working with children check, which can be done online at http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/Working-With-Children-Check/apply/apply This will not cost anything as you are all volunteers.
You will need to take this number to your local Roads and Maritime Services to prove your identity. Your clearance number will be sent to you and must be provided to the Society Registrar.
If you already have a working with children number, this can be used. You will not have to undergo a new check.
The working with children check lasts for five years. The Registrar will keep a record of all checks and members will be notified when they are required to carry out this process again.
If you do not have access to a computer, please arrange a time to meet with the Registrar to carry out the online application at the theatre.
Please note, no adult member who has not provided the 'Working with Children" number to the Registrar will be permitted to join the Society, or volunteer in any capacity at the theatre (including backstage, band, technical or front of house) as per a motion moved at the meeting held on 18/12/14.