Volunteering with children in Surf Lifesaving Clubs

The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 aims to protect children from harm by providing
the highest standard of compulsory background checking for anyone involved in child-related
work or volunteering in Tasmania. It does not matter whether the role is paid or unpaid, supervised or
unsupervised.

Working with Children Registration applies to people within all sectors including club and association activity.
Sport and recreation plays a pivotal role in children’s development. It is important that safe environments
are provided for all children who participate in this sector.
Not only is it up to the individual to make sure they are registered to work with children but employers and
volunteer organisations have a number of responsibilities and obligations under the Act including
the responsibility to ensure that their staff and volunteers have a valid registration to work with children.

For more information on volunteering with children in Surf Life Saving Clubs download the SLST & Swimming Tasmania Fact Sheet by clicking here or visit the Justice Tasmania website www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children