Welcome to the Working with Children Check Website Western Australia

The Working with Children Check (WWC Check) is a compulsory screening strategy in Western Australia and the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The WWC Check aims to protect children by:

  • deterring people from applying to work with children where they have a relevant charge or conviction on their criminal record that indicates they may harm a child;
  • detecting new charges and convictions of those people who hold a current WWC Card and preventing them from continuing to engage in child-related work where their criminal record and behaviour indicates they may harm a child; and
  • protecting children by creating awareness that child safety is a whole of community responsibility.

News
24 Jul 2019


The WWC Screening Unit has been experiencing some intermittent internet issues, particularly affecting emails. If you have contacted us and had no response, please phone us to discuss your situation. We thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue and improve our services. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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