Changes to Working with Children Check Rules – apply from 1st August 2017

Working with Children Check Rules change 1st August 2017-
make sure your club is up to-date.

Changes to the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act) will come into effect on 1 August 2017.
Two of the significant amendments for sporting clubs are:

  • Expand the definition of ‘direct contact’ in the Act. The definition of direct contact now includes oral, written or electronic communication as well as face-to-face and physical contact.
  • Remove references to ‘supervision’ from the Act. This means that even if a person’s contact with children as part of their child-related work is supervised by another person, they will still need to apply for a Working with Children Check

For more information and further definitions on the changes click on the attached link.

Link to working with children legislation changes