Your obligations and managing the process
As an employer or volunteer coordinator of people who work or volunteer with children it is your responsibility to make sure that the people working or volunteering for you have a valid Working with Children Clearance.
If your organisation wants to coordinate the applications of all relevant employees and volunteers, a bulk application process can be arranged through SAFE NT. Please phone 1800 SAFE NT (1800 723 368) to speak to the Manager.
Managing the process
Below are some ways that you can manage this process:
Identify who in your organisation needs a Working with Children Clearance. If you are unsure who in your organisation needs a Working with Children Clearance please contact SAFE NT on 1800 SAFE NT (1800 723 368)
Create an action plan to make sure that the people in your organisation who need to apply for a Working with Children Clearance know what they need to do and when they need to do it
After 1 July 2011 it is important to ensure that all new employees and volunteers have a valid Working with Children Clearance. You can ask to see their Ochre Card
Develop a record keeping sheet that shows you are complying with the Working with Children Clearance scheme
Consider whether your organisation has other policies and practices in place that will create a child safe/child friendly organisation
For more information about how to do this visit www.childwise.net for ways to make your organisation child safe/child friendly.