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.

09 Apr 2020

During this unprecedented public health emergency, we are making changes so that we minimise the impacts of COVID-19 and continue to deliver services. We are adjusting our practices and taking steps to minimise risks to our staff and partner agencies during the pandemic. Currently some Australia Post services have been impacted. Before visiting an Australia Post outlet please check their trading hours. Our phone services may also be limited during this time. We will do our best to respond to emails and calls as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding and patience during these challenging times.

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