Monthly Archives: October 2017

WWCC – Approved Providers phase in period: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Don’t forget that when your management changes they now have to obtain a WWCC. Please take the following steps when your Approved Provider/members of your management committee changes.  If at anytime, and especially after the AGM, any members of your management committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and the Public Officer) change, they need to do.
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What to do during a disclosure from a child

OOSH Educators build strong trusting relationships with children and on occasions children will disclose information that is sometime confronting. These occasions require sensitivity, as well as:
  • Giving the child your full attention.
  • Maintaining a calm appearance.
  • Don't be afraid of saying the "wrong" thing.
  • Reassure the child it is right to tell.
  • Accept the child.
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REPORTABLE CONDUCT – Start the conversation

Section 25A(1) of the Ombudsman Act outlines 'reportable conduct. Reportable conduct is any sexual offence or sexual misconduct committed against, with or in the presence of a child. Organisations are required to notify the Ombudsman Office as soon as practicable or within 30 days if there are any occasions/or incidents that meet the reportable conduct.
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