Changes to the Working with Children Act

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Children, Health Reform, Quality Improvement,

On 1 August 2017, new amendments to the Working with Children Act 2005 will come into effect. The changes will include non-conviction changes for serious sexual, violent or drug offences being considered as part of the checks, and the definition of direct contact being broadened to include oral, written or electronic communication in addition to face-to-face and physical contact more information