Published on 25 February 2020

Does your child receive after school tutoring?

If so, you are entitled to ask the tutor to provide Working With Children Check application or clearance number. Once you have requested a number you can then verify that number online. Verifying a clearance online is quick and easy, and ensures that a Working With Children Check clearance is current.

What is a Working with Children Check?

As Services NSW outlines, "The Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW.  It involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct. The outcome of a check is either a clearance to work with children or a bar against working with children."

Who needs a Working With Children Check?

Anyone who works directly with children needs a Working With Children Check number. This includes people who are paid, volunteers or self-employed.

In the home you may have:

  • Au pairs and nannies
  • Tutors
  • Paid sporting coaches (not parents of kids in the team)
  • Music teachers outside school.

Do not be afraid to ask for their Working With Children Check number as each of these roles requires that they have one.

If you want to know more about Working With Children Check's read here.

If you would like to verify a number, click here.




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