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Screening Unit

Working with children check

People working or volunteering with children in South Australia must, by law, have a Working with Children Check.

A Working with Children Check is an assessment of whether a person poses an unacceptable risk to children. As part of the process, the Screening Unit will look at criminal history, child protection information and other information.

A valid DHS/DCSI child-related employment check will be recognised as a Working with Children Check until it expires. Then, you must apply for a new Working with Children Check.

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Do you have a current check?



Apply for a check

Only the Department of Human Services Screening Unit can conduct a Working with Children Check.

You can apply for your own check, or an organisation can apply for a check on behalf of a paid employee or volunteer.

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Email wwcc@sa.gov.au.


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