Working With Children Check
The New South Wales Government is implementing a new Working with Children Check that covers more people, is more comprehensive and provides better protection for children. The new model is closely aligned with what is happening in other States across Australia.
The new Working with Children Check involves a national criminal history check and a review of reported workplace misconduct. The result of this check is either a clearance to work with children for five years or a bar against working with children. A big improvement with this check is that all individuals given clearance will be issued a number that can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW.
Under the new check:
Diocesan Requirements for Working With Children Checks
The Diocese of Wollongong has identified the following volunteer ministries that involve working with children and require a current Working With Children Check:
Those wishing to minister in these ministries need a Working With Children Check. Please note that an exemption from the WWCC applies for parents or close relatives if they are volunteering in an activity that includes their own child or close relative.
When you have received your Working With Children Check number, please submit the details for verification by the Office of the Bishop using the form below, or by providing the details to you Parish Secretary, who will forward them to the Office of the Bishop for verification.
Once verified, you will be sent a Minister Engagement Form to formally authorise your ministry.
If you have any questions regarding the use of the form, please contact Paul Mason, Coordinator of Liturgy, 02 4222 2462, or email the Liturgy Office.