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Working with Children Check

Volunteers working with children and young people are required to secure a Working with Children Volunteer/Student Declaration or the Working with Children Check. Working with Children Check is intended for employers, current and prospective employees and volunteers engaging in child-related work in Australia. The check is designed to help ensure that the right people are chosen to work or volunteer with children. The aim is to prevent people from working or volunteering with children if records indicate that they may pose a risk.

Apply for a Working with Children Check on Service NSW site.

For individuals - applying for a Volunteer National Police Check

The Centre for Volunteering is registered with NSW Police Force and offers volunteers a National Police Check (NPC) at $15 (GST FREE). You will have to request a secure link to be sent by The Centre for Volunteering to your email address, so you can apply directly and receive your NSW Police Force - National Police Check certificate to your own email address.

More details can be found here.

For Volunteer Involving Organisations – Register for Volunteer National Police Checks

The NSW Police Force provides a service to Organisations to become registered and conduct National Police Checks through their secure online portal. The Secure Online Portal offers registered Organisation’s access to a $15 (GST FREE) volunteer check.

More details can be found here.

NCOSS COVID-19 Vax Risk Assessment Toolkit

NCOSS has developed the COVID-19 Vax Risk Assessment Toolkit for social sector service organisations. The Toolkit aims to help organisations navigate requirements and issues in deciding whether to mandate vaccination for their workers to keep their workplaces safe. It is intended to help organisations think through ways to minimise COVID risks for everyone accessing their services, including clients, and develop their COVID-19 Management Plans.

The Toolkit comprises:

  • Guide to Vax Risk Assessment, including some examples
  • Vax Risk Assessment Worksheet
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Resources

Other useful websites on COVID-19 related responses

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Last updated: 03 Nov 2022