Ongoing Checking

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

If the WWC Screening Unit receives new information about you during that time relevant to the immediate safety of children (e.g. a charge or conviction for a relevant offence) your eligibility to hold a WWC Card may be 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 you continue to engage in child-related work. This may include requesting and considering information from sources such as other government departments or professional organisations and is not limited to your criminal record.

Page last updated27 July 2022