28 May 2019
From 1 July 2019, South Australia’s child-related employment and volunteer screening will be replaced with a new Working With Children Check (WWCC), as legislated under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016. The introduction of the new legislation is being led by the Department of Human Services (DHS).
From 1 July 2019 all employees and volunteers working with children must have a valid child-related clearance. This means:
Key features of the new law include:
Members of sport and recreation organisations are encouraged to familiarise themselves with information available on the DHS website.
DHS has commenced a public promotion and education campaign. Organisations may wish to utilise the promotional material within their own setting.
Queries should be directed to the DHS Screening Unit on 1300 321 592.
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as South Australia's first peoples and nations, we recognise Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia and that their spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices come from their traditional lands and waters; and they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance; We pay our respects to their ancestors and to their Elders.