Working with Children Check explained
What is a Working with Children Check?
The Working with Children Check (WWC Check) is a compulsory screening strategy in Western Australia for people in child related work.
The WWC Check aims to protect children by:
- Deterring people from applying to work with children where they have a relevant charge or conviction on their criminal record that indicates they may harm a child.
- Detecting new charges and convictions of those people who hold a current WWC Card and preventing them from continuing to engage in child-related work where their criminal record and behaviour indicates they may harm a child.
- Protecting children by creating awareness that safeguarding children is a whole of community responsibility.