Contents (2012 - 51)
Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 No 51
Division 1 Child-related work
6 Child-related work
(1) A worker is engaged infor the purposes of this Act if:(a) the worker is engaged in work referred to in subsection (2) that involves direct contact by the worker with children, or(b) the worker is engaged in work in a child-related role referred to in subsection (3).(2) The work referred to is work for, or in connection with, any of the following that is declared by the regulations to be child-related work:(a) child developmentmentoring and counselling services for children,(b) child protectionchild protection services,(c) children’s health servicesthe provision of health care in wards of hospitals where children are treated and the direct provision of other child health services,(d) clubs or other bodies providing services for childrenclubs, associations, movements, societies or other bodies (including bodies of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature) providing programs or services for children,(e) disability servicesrespite care or other support services for children with a disability,(f) early education and child careeducation and care services, child care centres, nanny services and other child care,(g) educationschools or other educational institutions (other than universities) and private coaching or tuition of children,(h) entertainment for childrensporting, cultural or other entertainment venues used primarily by children and entertainment services for children,(i) justice servicesdetention centres (within the meaning of the Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987) and juvenile correctional centres (within the meaning of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999),(j) religious servicesany religious organisation,(k) residential servicesrefuges used by children, long term home stays for children, boarding houses or other residential services for children and overnight camps for children,(l) transport services for childrentransport services especially for children, including school bus services and taxi services for children with a disability and supervision of school road crossings,(m) otherany other service for children prescribed by the regulations.(3) The following roles are referred to:(a) an approved provider or manager of an education and care service,(b) a certified supervisor of an education and care service,(c) an authorised carer,(d) an assessment officer (within the meaning of section 27A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998),(e) the principal officer of a designated agency,(f) the principal officer of an accredited adoption service provider,(g) any other role with respect to children prescribed by the regulations.(4) In this section:direct contact with children means:(a) physical contact, or(b) face to face contact.
7 Additional child-related work
(1) A worker is taken to be engaged inif the worker is engaged, or proposes to engage, in work (other than as a volunteer) that is the subject of a requirement under this section.(2) The employer or proposed employer of a worker engaged in work for which a working with children check clearance is not required that involves access to confidential records or information about children may, by notice in writing to the worker, require the worker to obtain a clearance for the purposes of engaging in the work concerned.(3) The employer, or proposed employer, may at any time, by notice in writing given to the worker, revoke a requirement made under this section.(4) An employer may make or revoke a requirement under this section only with the approval of the Children’s Guardian.