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
23 Mar 2020


The Working with Children Screening Unit is committed to supporting customers and staff as we respond to COVID-19. We will do our best to maintain services as the pandemic unfolds. Our top priorities are the safety of children and community members, and minimising any potential impacts of COVID-19. We have therefore suspended all upcoming community workshops. We encourage eligible card holders whose WCC Cards are due to expire to renew using the online renewal system.


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