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Information assessed

The table below outlines what information the Screening Unit uses for different types of check.

Type of check

Working with children

Disability services

Aged care sector

Vulnerable person-related

General employment probity

Police check (provided by SA Police, not DHS Screening Unit)

Required by law?

Yes

Yes

Yes (Commonwealth)

No

No

No

Sources of information

National criminal history record check

South Australian government agencies related to care concerns and investigations

Applicant declarations

National criminal history record check

South Australian government agencies related to care concerns and investigations

Applicant declarations

National criminal history record check

Applicant declarations

National criminal history record check

Applicant declarations

National criminal history record check

Applicant declarations

National criminal history record check

Child protection information included?

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Information assessed

National police apprehension reports

Court sentencing remarks

National convictions – withdrawn, spent, non-convictions.

National charges – pending, withdrawn, dismissed, acquitted

Submissions from or interviews with the individual about relevant assessable information

SA Police apprehension reports

Court sentencing remarks

National convictions – withdrawn, spent, non-convictions.

National charges – pending, withdrawn, dismissed

Submissions from or interviews with the individual about relevant assessable information

National convictions – including SA spent convictions

Submissions from or interviews with the individual about relevant assessable information

National convictions – including SA spent convictions

Submissions from or interviews with the individual about relevant assessable information

National convictions – including certain types of spent convictions

Submissions from or interviews with the individual about relevant assessable information

National convictions – including certain types of spent convictions

Convictions likely to result in an unsuccessful application

Murder

Sexual assault

Violence relating to a child

Child pornography

Child prostitution

Child neglect

Murder

Sexual assault

Serious violent offences

Aggravated assault

Any offence committed against children or an individual with disability

Theft or fraud related offences against an individual with disability or older person

Drug supply offences relating to a child, older person, individual with disability

Murder

Sexual assault

Assault resulting in prison sentence

Dependant on role

Dependant on role

Defined by the organisation

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