Ongoing checking

When a person applies for a WWC Check they give ongoing consent to the collection, use and disclosure of information about themselves (including criminal records) that is relevant to whether they should be issued with a WWC Card. This is for the initial checking based on their application and, if issued with a WWC Card, checking on an ongoing basis until it expires.

New information received during that time relevant to the immediate safety of children (e.g. a charge or conviction for a relevant offence) may result in a person’s eligibility to hold a WWC Card being re-assessed. Once a re-assessment is triggered, the WWC Screening Unit can then request and consider any information that is relevant to the issue of whether a child may be exposed to a risk of harm should that person continue to engage in child-related work. This is not limited to only criminal conduct.

Page last updated27 July 2022