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Working with Children Act

Working with Children Act 2005

The Working With Children Act 2005 ('the Act') commenced in April 2006. The most recent amendments to the Act were in 2014. See a summary at Changes to legislation.

The Check is one of the safety measures organisations need to put in place to protect children from sexual and physical harm.

The Act:

The protection of children is the paramount consideration for any decision made under the Act.

Link to:  Working with Children Act 2005

Working with Children Regulations 2016 (the Regulations) 

The new Regulations, which came into effect on 27 March 2016, specify matters such as the: 

Link to:  Working with Children Regulations 2016