Working with Children
The Working with Children (WWC) Check helps protect children from physical and sexual harm.
It assesses a person’s suitability to work with children and is a legal requirement for those undertaking paid or voluntary child-related work in Victoria.
The WWC Check (the Check) is only one means of helping to protect children. The scheme enhances the safety of children who participate in activities outside the home. The Check supports the efforts of organisations to screen and supervise their staff and volunteers engaged in child-related work.
The Check also complements Victoria’s child protection system, which helps protect children from significant harm caused by abuse or neglect within the family.
The WWC Check does not seek to regulate the private relationships of family and friends – only the contact a child has with someone engaged in child-related work.
For those that have been certified in the past, you can check your status at this site: https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/checkstatus.doj
Application forms can be obtained here: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/resources/forms/