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Modern slavery statements shine a light on a hidden global problem

In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was the first legal document to articulate fundamental human rights that must be protected. Article 4 states that No one shall be held in slavery or servitude: slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. Despite this declaration, […]

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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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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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