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Working with Children Checks

The Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 commenced in Western Australia on 1 January 2006. The Act introduces compulsory criminal record checks known as the Working with Children Check (WWCC) for certain people working with children in Western Australia.

The Working with Children Checks are administered by the Working with Children Screening Unit at the Department for Child Protection.

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The Working with Children Check

WWCC and NCHRC - The Difference

Information relating to the purpose of the WWC Check and what records are considered as part of an assessment.

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Who needs a WWC Check?

Who Needs a Check

Many people require a WWC Check, including all Department employees whose employment is based at a school site.

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How to Apply

How to Apply

Information on how to apply for a WWC Check.

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Reimbursement of the WWC Check

Reimbursement of the WWCC

Information on eligibility and how to apply for a reimbursement of the cost of a WWC Check.

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Individual Responsibilities

Individual Responsibilities

Information about each individual’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the WWCC legislation.

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Recording the WWC Check

Recording

Information regarding the record keeping and recording of WWC Checks.

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Non-compliance

Non Compliance

Information on how to deal with non-compliance by employees & non-employees.

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Principal/Manager Responsibilities

Principal Responsibilities

Information on the responsibilities of Principals and Managers in regards to the WWC Check.

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Working with Children Check Policy

WWCC Policy

The Department has developed its own Working with Children Check Policy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Working with Children Check.

Working with Children Checks
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