Working with Children Act 2005
The Working With Children Act 2005 (the Act) commenced in April 2006. The Working with Children Check is one of several measures organisations should put in place to protect children.
The Act establishes a framework to screen the criminal records and the professional conduct of people who intend to work with or care for children. People who pose an unjustifiable risk to the safety of children will fail the Check and are prohibited from working with children under the Act.
The protection of children is the paramount consideration for any decision made under the Act.
The Act defines the kind of work that is regulated as child-related work and lists the offences applicants are screened for.
The Act also exempts a range of people from the Check, including teachers registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), as VIT also screens criminal records and professional conduct.
All Volunteers who wish to assist in our school or help on excursions are required to hold a valid Working with Children Check. This must be registered with the school office before volunteering to help in the classroom or on an excursion/sports activity.
All Volunteers are required to have their Working with Children Check with them, when they are onsite at the school.
To apply for the Working with Children Check click the picture link below.