Risks Associated with Child Protection

Each State has a different legal or regulatory process to determine whether people are suitable for working with children.  These background screening checks generally comprise of criminal record checks and working with children checks.  Criminal record checks (variously known as police checks, national name checks or national police certificates) are a check of the individual against all criminal records in Australia.  Working with Children checks screen for offences that indicate unsuitability to work with children which have been recorded in criminal records, sex offender registers or professional disciplinary registers.  These policies and requirements are available from each State Girl Guide Organisation.  It is your responsibility to keep your knowledge up to date by referring to the policies of your State and the relevant statutory body.  As part of your responsibility for the induction of new Leaders you are required to confirm that the relevant checks have been completed.

Last Modified: 13/07/16 at 4:21 PM