This year, NSW will celebrate its first Working with Children Week in recognition of all those who contribute to the lives of the state’s children in education, sports, arts and community organisations.

Working with Children Week is 21–27 June 2021.

This annual event will also raise awareness of key child protection provisions in NSW including the Working with Children Check and the Child Safe Standards.

More than 1.8 million people hold a NSW Working with Children Check clearance in NSW for volunteer or paid work. To do their bit to make sure the system provides the best protection for children organisations must:

  • register online for child-related work
  • verify online the Working with Children Check number of volunteers and paid workers
  • remove any barred or unauthorised person from child-related work

After 30 June 2021, penalties may apply to organisations that demonstrate continued non-compliance with the requirements of the Working with Children Check, in accordance with the Compliance and Enforcement policy of the Office of the Children’s Guardian.

Ways to keep children and young people safe

  • Give your WWCC records a health check and reach out if you need help with any part of the process. 
  • Share or register for a Check the Check webinar session on our webinars and face-to-face training page.
  • Celebrate examples of child-safe practice and all those in child-related work using the hashtags #ChecktheCheck or #WWCW2021.

Resources

Printable resources and videos to support WWCC compliance in your organisation, or in organisations you oversee. 

2021 Compliance and Enforcement Policy  (PDF 365.7KB)

Check the Check webinar 23 June 10am – 11am

Check the Check webinar 23 June 6:30pm – 7:30pm