Police Clearance and Working With Children Checks

All patrolling members must obtain and maintain a valid a police clearance as well as a Working with Children Check as part of their proficiency – as required by SLSSA’s Safeguarding Children Training (which has replaced Nippersafe).

All volunteers working with members under the age of 18 must hold a valid Working with Children Check.


Anyone over the age of 10 can apply for a clearance.  It may be a good thing to be able to add to your resume too, as any roles working with people under 18 or vulnerable adults (or if you have access to their data) require a DCSI clearance.

What you need to do

  1. Click on the link here to download the relevant forms.
  2. Complete the forms and then take them to a Police Station with 100 points of ID. (In the Volunteer Authority section, please tick the VOAN section and we will complete that bit.)
  3. Once the Police have signed off on it, please return it to the Club’s Member Protection Officer who will arrange for the Club President to sign the form and submit it on your behalf.
  4. The SAPOL certificate will be sent to your home address. When you receive it, please provide your certificate to the Member Protection Officer so the Club can sight it, copy it and return it to you, to keep for your own records. The SAPOL process is only complete when we have sighted the certificate.
  5. The Member Protection Officer will add the information to your Surfguard profile.



What you need to do

  1. Go to this page
  2. Complete the application details, select Working with Children Check
  3. Provide your completed WWCC to the Member Protection Officer


If you need help or more information, please contact: memberprotection@somertonsurfclub.com.au