This policy is current as at 20/07/2018 10:45am, AEST. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.
Working with Children Check Policy, November 2005 PD/2005/0264/V04
TAFE NSW is no longer a part of the NSW Department of Education however this policy and the accompanying implementation documents apply to both the department and TAFE NSW.
The Working with Children Check Policy, Procedures and related appendices (effective from 15 June 2013) is developed in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and takes effect following the implementation of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013.
These documents will implement the Working with Children Check (WWCC) process, which provides better protection for children and is more efficient. It is also consistent with other state and territory checks.
Under the WWCC process, people who are seeking to be employed or engaged in child-related work in the department are required to apply for and obtain a WWCC Clearance from the NSW Children’s Guardian. Transitional provisions for existing workers in child-related work apply.
The policy and procedures outline the processes, which include:
* Working with Children Check (WWCC) for child related-work;
* A declaration that the person is not a “disqualified person”, to be completed by volunteers and contractors who will not ordinarily have contact with children for extended periods; and
* National Criminal Records Check requirements for all paid employees of the department and contractors in the Assisted School Travel Program
This information is current as at 20/07/2018 10:45am, AEST. For the most up-to-date information, go to https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/working-with-children-check-policy.
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