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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

Who needs a Guiding Police Check and a Working with Children Check?

There are certain mandatory things that there is NO getting around or away from.  These mandatory things are there for a reason.

This being so if any adult is to have contact with the girls and Guide Youth in our care it is in our “Duty of Care” to have both a Police Check done through the Guiding and a Working with Children check.  The Working with Children check paperwork is picked up through the Post Offices around Australia.  The applicant needs photo ID, bills, Licenses, passports, marriage certificates, divorce papers that type of stuff  used for personal identification.  The form is filled out, for the numbers needed and address of the organisation see the District Leader.and then an Identity Photo is taken.  This identity photo is similar to a passport photo but it is a bland type of photo.  No laughing, makeup, glasses etc.

The Police check is available on line or in hard copy to fill out.  If you prefer a hard Copy see the District Leader.

Police Checks are sent off to Guide Centre Melbourne. While the Working with Children’s Check is sent directly to the appropriate office again in Melbourne.

When the District Team members, subcommittees members and the Gipps Guides who are handling Guide Money they need a Police Check done through Guide Center.

Having these made manadatory relieves everyone else of worry. The District Leader knows where the other person stands with their Police Checks and is able to allocate jobs that either have money involvement or not.  No questions asked as to the whys and wherefore by any other person..

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May 2, 2010 Posted by | Event-management, Gipps Guides, Leaders, Police Check, team member, Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

patrol Activity through the Rac Wac’s.

Sometimes when the Rac Wac has been planned the idea was that:

Each patrol was to follow a different route to an appropriate destination ( accompanied by an adult with first aid kit and a car).  The year that we were to try this out everything was cancelled, delayed or rearranged due to the Fires that were / had been ranging around Churchill for nearly a month.

April 11, 2010 Posted by | action, Action Plan, Activities, Adult members, Advocacy, Arrange, BBQ, body, Brainstorming, Carry Out, Challenges, decission-making, development, emergency plan, evaluation, Events, Explore, Feet, Fire Education, Fire safety demonstration, First Aider, Food, friendship, Fun Walk, Gipps Guides, girl, goals, Invite, JBP, Lead, Leaders, Learn, March, mindmap, Outdoors [and the environment], Patrol System, Patrol-badge, Peak Achievement Award, physical fitness, Plan and Lead, Police Check, Prepare, Rac Wac, risk, Risk Annalysis, Safety, safety program, social occansion, Take part in, talents, tolerance, Warmth-factor, Water, Youth | Leave a comment

Hazelwood Girl Guide Support Group

Before January 2009 this group was disbanded.  The incoming Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District leader preferred to work with a different method of support.  Having a District team meant that the members were not perceived as only friends and family of the current Girl Guides. The scope of membership being a larger base.  Monitored by size through the Melbourne office of Girl Guides.
 Girl Guide Australia Guide lines any president or treasurer also requires a police check.  No one wanted a police check … nor these positions. Under these conditions no Support Group could operate.

March 6, 2010 Posted by | District team, Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides, Hazelwood Support Group, job Description, Membership, Police Check, treasurer | Leave a comment