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Working With Children Legislation changes in NSW

There have been some changes to the laws around the Working With Children Check (WWCC) in NSW that are important for everyone who works or volunteers with kids and their employers.

 It is important to note that legislation does change and we encourage all AMSRS members to check every so often to ensure they are up to date and following best practice. 

The main changes for the WWCC in NSW are:

  • a requirement for people to keep their personal details up to date or risk a penalty
  • employers must verify child-related workers or risk a fine
  • WWCC is required for all parent volunteers attending overnight kids camps, with their own child
  • Discretion for the Children’s Guardian in regard to granting continuing residence approvals. For a child who was in out-of-home care prior to turning 18 who is refused a WWCC clearance, the Children’s Guardian may now grant continuing residence approval so the young person can continue to live in their home.

For more information and a full list of legislate changes please go to:

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