Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

June 5, 2017

Legislative Changes to Working with Children Checks in Victoria

This entry highlights the key updates occurring with the Working with Children Check requirements in Victoria, made in response to recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual

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August 10, 2016

Changes to NSW Child Protection Legislation

On 2 November 2015, The NSW Government introduced reforms to strengthen the protection of children, particularly in situations where they are not in the care of their parents or families. These changes have been made under the Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2015 and affect all employers and organisations providing child-related services with roles that require a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance.   A summary of the changes, as provided by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian can be found in this blog entry.  

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November 12, 2015

Working With Children Checks

Recruitment and screening processes forms an important part of minimizing the likelihood of unsuitable people commencing work or volunteering with an organisation. Here, Helen Barnes discusses the various requirements around Australia on organisations who work with children and young people.

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September 15, 2015

Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 4

How effective are pre-employment screening practices?

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November 25, 2014

Changes in child protection law – what you need to know

Our work with the Safeguarding Children Program sees us connecting with a wide variety of organisations around Australia who are working with children and young people.  One issue that proves tricky for many, is the constantly changing legislative landscape.  We thought we might use this post to bring you up to date with some of the new laws in Victoria that affect ALL ADULTS in Victoria. We will look at other states and territories in subsequent posts.

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