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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 22 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the requirement that Department of Health (DoH) employees in child-related work have a Working With Children Check (WWCC), and I ask:

(a) how many DoH positions are identified as child-related work;
(b) how many of these employees do not have a valid WWCC; and
(c) further to (b), how many of these employees do not have an application in process?
Answered on 28 June 2017

The Department of Health advises:

For the WA health system, comprising of Child and Adolescent Health Service, Department of Health, East Metropolitan Health Service, Health Support Services, North Metropolitan Health Service, South Metropolitan Health Service and WA Country Health Service:

(a) 1829 positions (24,630 employees) are identified as child-related work as defined in the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004.

(b)-(c) All employees currently working in a position identified as child-related work have either a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) Card or a current application for a WWCC which is pending.