How can I meet New South Wales Child Protection requirements?
The Participant’s Award Leader must ensure that all the Participant’s Assessors have met the appropriate requirements for Child Protection before Assessors undertake Duke of Ed activities with them.
YouthAdvance requires a current Working With Children Check Number (WWCC No) which has been verified/cleared by the is Award Leader(s) WWCC Nos can be entered in the Volunteer Details and Agreements on Section 3(B) of this Guide.
For Volunteers working with Duke of Ed Award Units which are NSW Government Schools: You will also be required to complete and return “Appendix 11 – Declaration for child related work –Specified volunteer/child related contractor” (see https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy- library/policies/working-with-children-check-policy).
Note – some exemptions apply. If you have further questions regarding NSW Child Protection please visitkidsguardian.nsw.gov.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9286 7219.
What is The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award National Volunteer Code of Conduct (VCOC)?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia requires that all Volunteers agree to the National Volunteer Code of Conduct (VCOC) (section 3) of this Guide and also available at: dukeofed.com.au/resource/volunteer-code-of- conduct). This agreement (see the Volunteer Details and Agreements - section 3) needs to be returned to the Duke of Ed Award Leader before undertaking any activities with the Participant.
How do I complete my Assessor’s Report?
The Participant will provide you with a Section summary to enable you to complete your Assessors Report/Signoff after they have met the time requirements for their Section.
What is the next step?
Please read the Volunteer Code of Conduct (section 3), then complete the Volunteer Details and Agreements
The Volunteer Details and Agreements must be completed and returned to the Participant’s Duke of Ed Award Leader (at their School or Community/Youth Group) prior to the Participant undertaking any Duke of Ed related activities with you.
If you are volunteering for a Duke of Ed Award Unit which is an NSW Government School you will also be required to complete and return “Appendix 11 – Declaration for child-related work – Specified volunteer/child related contractor” (see https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/working-with-children-check-policy).
Many thanks in anticipation of your assistance