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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