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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.

Some people who have applied for a working with children check are permitted to work with children while their application is being processed. This temporary measure has been introduced to minimise the impact of workforce shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For information see 'work on application' provision.

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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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Last updated:[02 Mar 2020 3:12pm]