Working with Children Week June 21 - 27
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Working with Children Week

This year, NSW will celebrate the first Working with Children Week in recognition of the thousands of people 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.

Get involved in keeping 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.
  • Use our media kit below to raise awareness in your networks.
  • Celebrate examples of child-safe practice and all those in child-related work using the hashtags #ChecktheCheck or #WWCW2021.

Together, we can make sure those working with children are suitable and supported.

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

Media kit 

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  • We know that there is more to the WWCC than just seeing if our workers/volunteers have one. We verify the number online and keep records of this so that we will be alerted if someone is no longer cleared to work with children. #Checkthecheck
  • This Working with Children Week we’re giving our WWCC records a health check and making sure everyone working with children has a cleared, current and verified Check. #WWCW2021
  • Working with children on an expired or invalid Check is a legal risk to organisations  and workers, but more importantly, a safety risk for children. #Checkthecheck to know when it expires. 
  • Working with Children Week is a chance to celebrate those working with kids and review the processes that support them. Review your WWCC processes and records to keep our most valuable workers in child related work. #WWCW202

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This year, we will celebrate the first Working with Children Week in recognition of everyone who contributes to the lives and safety of children in our organisation.

Working with Children Week is 21–27 June 2021.

During the week we are working to raise awareness of key child protection provisions including the Working with Children Check and the Child Safe Standards. We encourage you to take the time this week to review your child safe approach and support those who help to keep kids safe.

Find out more on The Office of the Children’s Guardian website: 
https://www.ocg.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check/working-with-children-week/

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I'm an applicant

  • Confirm you need a Check then Apply below.
  • You must keep your contact details up to date
  • Your Check lasts five years – renew before you’re due
  • Your Check can move job with you – just tell your new employer your number
  • Change from a Volunteer to a Paid Worker choose "Update my details" below
  • No refunds – be sure you need it before you apply.

Apply for your check, go to a Service NSW centre then wait for WWC notification

Apply for your check

Renew your WWC number

I'm an employer

  • All organisations that have people who work or volunteer in child-related services are called ‘employers’.
  • Verify workers’ and volunteers’ Working With Children Checks or Application numbers online - this creates a link between the worker/volunteer, employer and our continuous monitoring system.

Register Log in and verify