New regulations supporting laws on checks for people working or volunteering with children have been drafted and are now open for community consultation.
Your feedback is sought on the specific rules and details contained in the regulations.
Information provided during the consultation will be used to inform regulations needed to support the commencement of the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 that has not yet started.
Written submissions to:
Working with Children Checks Consultation
c/o Legislative Services
GPO Box 464
Adelaide SA 5001
Closing date for submissions: Friday 23 March 2018
Provisions will be put in place to give people time to get their working with children check.
The Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 provides a more consistent, efficient and transparent system in line with recommendations from the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission.
Under the new system checks will be:
- valid for a period of five years
- transferable between different jobs or volunteer positions
- continuously monitored as new information – such as a new criminal conviction – becomes available
- undertaken through a single, centralised assessment unit responsible for all working with children checks on individuals.
consultation.wwcc [at] sa.gov.au (Email us) to join the WWCC mailing list and be kept up to date about working with children checks.