Who should be an authorised representative for an employer, volunteer organisation or education provider?
An authorised representative is the person in an organisation who has been given permission to sign WWC Check application forms and sign and confirm WWC Check online renewal forms on behalf of the organisation. This person is also the contact for the organisation should further information about an application or renewal be required.
In some cases organisations may nominate the authorised representative to receive notices on behalf of the organisation (identified on the application form or online renewal form). In this case the authorised representative will also receive a copy of an applicant’s WWC Card, Interim Negative Notice or Negative Notice and any related correspondence, unless updated information is received by the WWC Screening Unit.
This person should therefore be someone in a position of authority and responsibility within the organisation without any known conflicts of interest, as they have to remove a person issued with and Interim Negative Notice or Negative Notice from child-related work.