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Third party providers are non-departmental organisations that bring volunteers in to work with sites. We refer to them as volunteers from third party providers. Some examples are volunteers from The Smith Family and Kickstart for Kids.
Third party providers are responsible for providing a Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care induction to their volunteers. These organisations must confirm for department site leaders that their volunteers have received the induction. They are able to use the same materials that our department sites use in the RAN-EC induction session for volunteers. There are two main options:
- access the online induction session (with the DECD site leader’s permission)
- download and use the face-to-face resources.
The DECD site leader must see and record the RAN-EC certificate of participation provided by the third party provider volunteer. Volunteers who participate in the online induction session must also get the DECD site leader to sign their certificate.
If it is convenient to the department site, third party providers can also send their volunteers to join the site’s RAN-EC induction session for volunteers.
The department recommends that third party providers:
- complete the full day RAN-EC training before they deliver the RAN-EC induction session for volunteers
- keep a record of who has attended a RAN-EC induction session for volunteers and a copy of the signed certificate of participation.
Some volunteers from third party providers might need to do the full day RAN-EC training. See sites and third party providers – RAN-EC training responsibilities for more information.
If you aren’t sure what training you or your volunteers have to do contact us.
Child Development and Wellbeing
Phone: 8226 0870
Email: DECD.CSW [at] sa.gov.au