The new Working With Children Check will start on 15 June 2013. Until then, the current check continues to apply.
Find out more about the new Working With Children Check.
The Working With Children Check is just one way we can help protect children. There are many other things we can do to keep children safe in their activities. Find out more about child safe organisations.
There are some things that employers and self employed people must do by law to help keep children safe. Employers must do the Working With Children Check and self employed people must get a Certificate for Self Employed People in child-related employment that proves they are not banned by law from working with children.
The Working With Children Check consists of two elements:
- Excluding people with convictions for serious sex and violence crimes against children
- Background checking for preferred applicants for primary child-related employment, ministers of religion and authorised carers.
To find out more about the Working With Children Check follow the links below.