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 safeguarding children is a whole of community responsibility.

19 Feb 2016

We are improving our services to include email reminders and online renewals. If you are a card holder and we have your email address, you will now receive an email reminding you that your WWC Card is due to expire. If you are an employer, volunteer organisation or education provider representative and a card holder has submitted an online renewal form and nominated you to sign their renewal, you will receive an email from us requesting you follow a link and register.

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