Ongoing checking

When an employee, volunteer or student 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.

If the WWC Screening Unit receives new information about a person during that time relevant to the immediate safety of children (e.g. a charge or conviction for a relevant offence) their 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 they 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 their criminal record.

If you signed their application form, authorised their online renewal or completed the 'Register Card Holders' online form on this website you will be notified of any change in your employee, volunteer or student’s eligibility to hold a WWC Card.

Click here if you would like to register any new employees, volunteers or students who already have a WWC Card from a previous employer.

Page last updated27 July 2022