Information for Referral Agents
REFERRALS FOR 2022 WILL OPEN 1 SEPTEMBER 2021
Please follow the directions listed below.
Please note the following documents refer to the 2021 period and will be updated shortly;
Would you like to refer a child to Edmund Rice Camps WA?
Here’s everything you need to know about referring a child to us!
All children at Edmund Rice Camps for Kids (ERCKWA) are referred annually by a referral agent. The referral agent in this case is a third party professional in a position of counseling, teaching or psychology; someone who knows the child well enough to confirm that they meet the eligibility criteria for this program.
The referral agent must complete the required forms and pay a fee of $125 per child (fee valid for 2020); which is valid for the year. The referral is eligible to be renewed each year until the child turns 16; with the completion of the required forms and payment. The annual payment made by the agent will allow the child to attend all programs suitable for their age group at no cost to the family. A child can change referral agents from year to year if needed.
Referrals will be open for children who are born in the years 2006-2012 from 1 September to 31 October 2021 for the following year (2022). Eligibility criteria (available via the link at the top of the page) needs to be satisfied in order to refer a child to ERCKWA.
Referral agents must follow the following process to submit a referral:
Contact the Community Engagement Manager via
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0499 145 055 (part time working hours)
Fill in and return the Referral Form (this form will not go live until 1 September 2021)
Receive an invoice and make the referral payment of $125 per child (valid for 2020)
The child’s referral is processed and the parent or carer is sent a welcome pack via email
The contact must confirm the child's involvement in specific programs by the deadline.
Please be aware that we have a one-to-one volunteer to child policy on camps. Places are limited based on a number of factors including the amount of volunteers available for the activity; the amount of children who express interest; and the resources made available to each activity. ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO FUNDING.
ERCKWA is committed to
protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children who access our programs. We
are a child safe organisation and have a zero tolerance approach to child abuse.
We take all safeguarding concerns seriously.
Child protection is a shared responsibility at ERCKWA. All
ERCKWA staff, contractors, and volunteers over 18 must have a current Working
with Children Check. Staff, volunteers, contractors and associates have a shared
responsibility to report any child protection concerns.
To access a copy of our Safeguarding policy please click here
If you have any questions, please contact:
Meg Huitema, Edmund Rice Camps for Kids Western
Australia, Manager Community Engagement
145 055 or 08 9365 2816
Jennifer Lewis, Edmund Rice Ministries Oceania, Safeguarding
0438 917 505