TAG: Child Protection

New SA working with children screening obligations – a quick guide

From 1 July 2019, working with children checks will be subject to a new statutory regime under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016. The checks will be issued by a central assessment unit in the Department of Human Services (DHS), their status will be continuously monitored and they will be current for a 5 […]

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Revamp of Child Protection Screening is clearer and closer

New statutory working with children screening arrangements just got a little clearer and closer. Prelude to a new regime Two related pieces of legislation have recently progressed through the SA Parliament. In July 2017, the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA) was agreed. During November 2017, the Children’s Protection Law Reform (Transitional Arrangements) […]

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Change is hard – update on mandatory screening

The timing of changes to the Working with Children Screening process have not been announced. Until then, we are in a holding pattern and no change to current procedure is needed.

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Keen to be screened in 2017

New legislation passed in November 2016 will set a new standard for working with children. During 2017, areas engaged in activities that involve children should anticipate possible delays in the screening process and be ready to review procedures. Reducing risks to children A new assessment process being implemented by the South Australian Government is intended […]

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