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Working with Children Check

The New Working with Children Check

The New South Wales Government is implementing a new Working with Children Check that covers more people, is more comprehensive and provides better protection for children. The new model is closely aligned with what is happening in other States across Australia.

The new Working with Children Check will involve a national criminal history check and a review of reported workplace misconduct. The result of this check is either a clearance to work with children for five years or a bar against working with children. A big improvement with this check is that all individuals given clearance will be issued a number that can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW.

Under the new check:

• Workers and volunteers will apply for their own check once every five years

• Employers will verify the clearance numbers of their volunteers

• Everyone undergoes the same sort of check regardless of their worker or volunteer status

• The new checks will be ‘free’ for volunteers like Catechists who are in child related roles

• Everyone with a clearance will be continuously monitored for serious sex or violence offences.


Phase 1: Commences 15 June for all Religious Services (Priests and Religious).

Phase 2: Existing Catechists and other non-clergy Religious Services will be phased in from 1 January to 31 December 2014.

Essentially, existing Catechists will have 12 months to get their clearance number which is a simple process that will be done at RTA offices.

The Diocese will be working with Clergy and the CCD Leadership team will be working with Catechist Coordinators to ensure that the transition to the new clearance process occurs smoothly over the next 18 months.

It is a requirement that all Catechists complete this procedure to ensure that children will be kept safe in the classroom and to ensure that the good work of CCD can continue.

For more information, please visit the new state government Working with Children website.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:45

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