What does the Working with Children Clearance Screening assess?
Working with Children Clearance screening is a criminal and employment record check that ensures there is nothing in the candidate’s history which may constitute a serious risk of harm to children.
Screening for a Working with Children Clearance will involve:
1. A national Police records check
The check may reveal criminal history information held by Police across all States and Territories. Broadly, the criminal offences of most significance for a Working with Children Clearance are:
Sexual offences involving children
Violent offences involving children
- Drug-related offences involving children.
2. Employment History
An assessment of references and/or disciplinary proceedings instigated as a result of malpractice or inappropriate workplace behaviors.
3. Other material
Some candidates who apply for a Working with Children Clearance will have a criminal history. This does not automatically mean they will be disqualified from obtaining a Clearance. The Screening Authority will assess a number of factors such as the person’s good behaviour, contribution to community events, rehabilitation or treatment programs completed.
Personal, community and employment references can be submitted in support of an application.