Volunteer's Police Check & Working With Children Check Update & Info
Volunteers with BRHC are required to have up to date documents such as a Police Check (sometimes known as a Criminal History Check) and a Working With Children Check (WWCC). The WWCC also covers work with 'vulnerable persons', such as residents in Aged Care and patients in hospital.
Although Police Checks don't go 'out of date', organisations like to see an up to date Police Check every 3 years or so. WWCC's are valid for 5 years and must be updated in time or a new WWCC will need to be applied for.
While it is important for us to have up to date documents at all times, it is even more so when the organisations we visit are undergoing 'accreditation'. The venue you visit may ask to see your Police Check or WWCC the next time you go in ahead of any accreditation process they need to undergo.
Police Check/Criminal History Check:
The Uniting Church Synod website has information about applying for Police Checks through the Synod. Click on the following link:
It is worth noting that if you already have a Police Check for another volunteer activity, you may need to get another Police Check for your chaplaincy work. Please contact Andrew if this is the case.
Working With Children Check:
WWCC's are mandated by the Victorian Government for work such as Chaplaincy (and you may already have a WWCC in your capacity as a member of a Uniting Church congregation.)
Your current WWCC is valid for 5 years. You are likely to receive a reminder - either via text message or in the mail - reminding you to update your WWCC. The process for doing an 'update' is shorter than a full application.
Please take a moment to fill in this quick survey. It will help Chaplaincy stay up to date with our volunteer's PC/WWCC information. Once you click SUBMIT, your information will securely go straight to the Chaplain Coordinator only.
BRHC acknowledges the contribution of the former congregation of Pleasant Street Uniting Church in the creation of this website. BRHC operates on primarily on Waddawarrung Country. We pay our respects to their elders - past, present and emerging.