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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.

A National Criminal History Record check is an integral part of the assessment of your suitability for volunteering in Commonwealth supported aged-care facilities. NSW provides a subsidised rate for volunteers in aged care.

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: 11 Nov 2021