The Club is committed to maintaining child safety standards.
In accordance with the SBA By-Laws, Coaches and Team Managers are not permitted to participate in any official capacity until all courses have been completed.
All Sandy Saints Coaches and Team Managers must have completed the following courses prior to the season starting.
A minimum of Community Coaching Course (Level 0) - coaches only.
Working with Children’s Certification
Basketball Victoria Member Protection Declaration
Play by the Rules - Child protection
Play by the Rules - Harassment and discrimination
Uploading of these qualifications to Everpoof
Further information on SBA’s Child Safety requirements and obligations can be found on the website.
Please see the WWC website www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au for further information.
It is SBA and Club policy that all committee members, coaches, TMs and parent volunteers are required to record their WWC details with Everproof: https://app.everproof.com/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F
The legislation does have some exemptions. Police and teachers (who have separate checks) do not have to get a WWC. However, the Club requires proof of the respective occupation (i.e a copy of the teacher’s registration card).
The legislation also exempts parents where their children are playing in the team in which the parent is involved as a coach or Team Manager. Also exempt are adults where all children in a team are closely related to the person.
However, in accordance with Basketball Victoria’s policy (updated 23 February 2015) the Club will not recognise these exemptions and will require those parents or close relatives to have a valid WWC. This is in line with most sports and this sort of measure reinforces the priority the Club places on child safety.
Basketball Victoria’s policy can be accessed below.
Any questions regarding mandatory compliance can be sent to the relevant age group registrar.