Maintaining and renewing your Clearance Notice and Ochre Card
Once you are issued with a Clearance Notice and you hold an Ochre Card, you must advise SAFE
NT of any ‘relevant change in circumstances’, including if you are charged with an offence that may
disqualify you from holding a Clearance Notice. These include:
Being charged with a disqualifying offence
Appearing in court in relation to a disqualifying offence
Being convicted of a disqualifying offence.
The Screening Authority may decide to impose conditions on your Working with Children Clearance Notice even if you are not charged with a disqualifying offence. This means you will still have a Working With Children Clearance Notice and Ochre Card but you may not be able to perform all tasks in relation to "child related" work.
Renewing your Clearance Notice and Ochre Card
Clearance Notices along with Ochre Cards are valid for two years, unless a relevant change in
circumstances results in a Clearance Notice being revoked.
It is an offence to continue to undertake "child-related" work if you do not hold a valid Clearance Notice.