Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 No 51
43 Protection of persons relating to child-related work
(1) Anything done or omitted to be done by a person in good faith and with reasonable care:(a) for the purpose of the determination of an application for a working with children check clearance or an assessment of the holder of a clearance, ordoes not subject the person to any action, liability, claim or demand.(b) for the purpose of exercising a function under this Act,(2) Without limiting subsection (1):(a) a person has qualified privilege in proceedings for defamation in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by the person for the purposes of the determination of an application for a clearance or an assessment or otherwise exercising a function under this Act, and(b) damages or compensation (whether for breach of contract or otherwise) are not payable in respect of a decision not to grant a clearance or to cancel a clearance, or to impose an interim bar, as a result of an assessment carried out in good faith and with reasonable care for the purposes of this Act or a review application.(3) This section does not limit or affect any other right, privilege or immunity that a person has as a defendant in any proceedings.