Requirements for FACS Funded Disability Service Providers – Working With Children Checks
It is a legislative requirement under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (NSW) that a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance is a prerequisite for all people working in positions that involve child-related work. This requirement has also been included in the ADHC Funding Agreement 2015-2018 and in the revised 2015 Probity in Employment Policy for FACS funded Disability Service Providers.
Providers must ensure:
new workers have a clearance before engaging them.If the applicant becomes barred, the provider will receive notification. existing workers and volunteers have a WWCC clearance.
Please note the WWCC requirements are in addition to Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (DIA) probity requirements in relation to Criminal Record Checks. The WWCC clearance Criminal history covers different offences to a Criminal Record Check. Appendix 6 of the Probity in Employment Policy for FACS funded disability service providers includes a matrix of prohibited offences for the DIA and the NSW WWCC.
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Please refer to the attached Fact Sheet “Requirements for FACS Funded Disability Service Providers – Working With Children Checks”.