Contents (2012 - 51)
Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 No 51
33 Notification of offences and other information
(1) The Commissioner of Police is authorised at any time, in accordance with this Part and the regulations, to disclose (or arrange for a member of the NSW Police Force to disclose) to the Children’s Guardian the following information:(a) information relating to any matter that may cause a person to be a disqualified person or result in an assessment requirement affecting a person,(b) information relating to the criminal history of a person, including (but not limited to) information about offences that cause or may cause the person to be a disqualified person or result in an assessment requirement affecting the person,(c) without limiting paragraph (a) or (b), information relating to the circumstances of an offence or other matter disclosed under this section.(2) Information that may be disclosed under this section includes:(a) information relating to spent convictions, despite anything to the contrary in the Criminal Records Act 1991, and(b) information relating to criminal charges, whether or not heard, proven, dismissed, withdrawn or discharged, and(c) information relating to offences, despite anything to the contrary in section 579 of the Crimes Act 1900.(3) This section does not limit the persons to whom, or the circumstances in which, information relating to the criminal history, including the criminal record, of persons may be disclosed apart from this Act.(4) Information about a person’s criminal history may be disclosed under this Act whether or not the information relates to events that occurred when the person was under the age of 18 years.