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Our club is incorporated and run by a Management Committee. Our Committee members are elected each year at our AGM. All meetings are conducted in an open and transparent manner, following ASIC legal and ethical principles. Each synchro team has a liaison appointment to aid communication to and from the Committee, and to report back to respective team meetings. We strive to refresh Management Committee membership to provide fresh thinking and ideas. Feel free to talk to us about how you can contribute.
Incoming correspondence is provided to the Management Committee (unless you request otherwise). If you have a view or question or something to say please feel free to speak to us at the rink and or email us – as an ISWA member your voice will be heard and considered at the Management Committee, at the level of confidentiality you request.
In any environment, but perhaps especially in a volunteer one involving different age ranges of children, tensions and misunderstandings can arise. ISWA has formal channels for grievance and dispute resolution, most issues are resolved within the given team by a common sense framework that relies on respect for others and moderation.
If you wish to raise a problem or an issue, please also give thought to what possible solutions could be put in place.
If you have a complaint or question over behaviour, talk to your team manager.
If matters remain unresolved there are options to introduce other arbitration practices via the ISWA Management Committee.
The sport and recreation sector plays a pivotal role in children’s development. It is important that safe environments are provided for children participating in any sport.
The Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 aims to protect children from harm by providing a high standard of compulsory national criminal record checking for people wishing to do paid, unpaid or volunteer child-related work in WA. The Working with Children Check (WWC Check) considers criminal records to see if people have charges or convictions that indicate they may harm a child. Volunteer organisations like ISWA have a number of responsibilities and obligations which are outlined at www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au Factsheet 11.
Certain people don’t need to have a WWC check and must NOT apply for one.
For example (For full details, check the information in Factsheet 5 “Child-related
work and Exemptions” at www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au)
Volunteers who are under 18 years of age
Parents volunteering at a club in which their child is ordinarily involved in some or all of the activities.
However, this second exemption does NOT apply to parents volunteering at overnight camps attended by their children [and others].
ISWA Team Managers are aware of legal requirements in this area and are referred to the WWC website in particular for the Factsheets available there at www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au