There have been some changes to the laws around the Working With Children Check (WWCC) that are important for everyone who works or volunteers with kids and their employers.
The main changes are:
- A requirement for people to keep their personal details up to date or risk a penalty
- Employers must verify child-related workers or risk a fine
- WWCC is required for all parent volunteers attending overnight kids camps, with their own child
- Discretion for the Children’s Guardian in regard to granting continuing residence approvals. For a child who was in out-of-home care prior to turning 18 who is refused a WWCC clearance, the Children’s Guardian may now grant continuing residence approval so the young person can continue to live in their home.
You can find a list of the changes here.