Employers can now be penalised if they don’t verify that their workers or volunteers who work with kids have a valid Working With Children Check or have applied for one. The guidelines for issuing penalty notices can be found on the Office of Children’s Guardian website, along with information about the Working With Children Check compliance program.

A strength of the NSW system is that it is underpinned by ongoing, continuous checking. By registering and verifying online, employers can be contacted by the Office of the Children’s Guardian should anyone become barred through the continuous monitoring process.

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