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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 26 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection
Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the requirement that Department for Child Protection and Family Support employees working with children in the Director General’s care are required to have a Working With Children Check (WWCC), and I ask:

(a) how many departmental 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

(a) There are 2 135 child-related work positions.
(b) Three.
(c) Two – one is a casual residential care worker who will not be engaged until they have applied for a WWCC and one officer who has been advised to immediately renew their WWCC and has been withdrawn from child-related activities until proof of application is provided.