The Working with Children (WWC) Check strengthens protections for children

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The Working with Children (WWC) Screening Unit launches new child safety campaign to highlight the importance of WWC Checks in Western Australia.
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The WWC Screening Unit has launched a child safety campaign promoting that the WWC Check strengthens protections for children.

From today, 17 June, the digital campaign will run across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube with two short videos showcasing that the WWC Check strengthens protection for children by:

  • Issuing a Negative Notice to people who pose an unacceptable risk of harm to children which bans them from all forms of child-related work.
  • Reassessing a person’s suitability to keep their WWC Card if a person has a relevant change in their criminal history or a conduct review outcome.

Upcoming events

To compliment the child safety campaign and support parents and guardians in understanding their obligations under the WWC legislation, an online session is being held on 18 July. The session will cover:

  • what the WWC Check is and how to know when it is required
  • when parents and guardians might be considered an employer under the WWC legislation and what obligations they could have
  • things for parents and guardians to consider when engaging people or services to work with their kids

There are number of other sessions, including the Ready, Check, Go! for new organisation representatives on 1 July, that people can register to attend.

Visit the Eventbrite page for more information and to register for a session.

For more information visit the campaign landing page.