Working With Children

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The Guild has confirmed the following information with the Working With Children Screening Unit:

  • If performing at a public event, i.e. one that is open to the public. Tellers do NOT NEED WWC checks PROVIDED THEY DO NOT TOUCH (make physical contact with) the children. This includes both performances for families and performances specifically for children.

    In the interests of protecting the Guild's reputation the committee in 2016 decided that only tellers with WWC cards would be permitted to tell to children at Guild sponsored events, regardless of whether they intend to make physical contact or not.

  • If performing at a School, Childcare Centre, or similar organisation WWC CHECKS ARE MANDATORY! Tellers must have them. This is child related work category 3
  • If the performance is Not Open to the General Public such as a school group at a library, a children's birthday party, or any other Private Event "For Children" WWC CHECKS ARE MANDATORY! Tellers must have them. This is child related work category 18
  • If the performance is for Adults, such as the Story-Circuit or our Story Sharings, regardless of whether it is a public or private event, then Tellers do NOT NEED WWC checks. This applies even if there are children present in the audience.

 

Q. Does it make any difference if a child has their guardian present?
A. NO

Q. Must we exclude children from events aimed at adults?
A. NO