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.

News
09 Nov 2021


Our current ‘Be on the right side of the law’ campaign aims to improve the protection of children by ensuring self-employed babysitters and child minders are compliant with their WWC Check requirements, while increasing awareness to parents and guardians using these services. A sample of self-employed individuals advertising these services are being checked to ensure they hold a current WWC Check.


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