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.

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