There will be no changes to current working with children screening practices until the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 starts. This is when a new system of working with children screening checks will apply. There is currently no commencement date for the act. However, consultation on its regulations occurred from March to April 2018.
Feedback is currently being used by the Attorney-General’s Department to help finalise these regulations.
A comprehensive communications and education program will be run ahead of new working with children screening checks coming into place.