Working with Children Checks


All staff members, contractors and volunteers at St Bernadette's are required to have a valid Working with Children check. This includes parent volunteers in the classroom and excursions.

If you do not have a clearance or it has expired you can organise an update through our front office with Karen or Leanne; 

Tuesday-Thursdays 8:30am-3:30pm

You will need to bring 100points of ID (a drivers licence and birth certificate or similar) to be sighted for the check. There is no cost for volunteers.

People need a working with children check if they are in a ‘prescribed position’. This means people who:

  • are in paid or volunteering roles where it is reasonably foreseeable that they will work with children
  • run or manage a business where the employees or volunteers work with children
  • are employed to provide preschool, primary or secondary education to a child.

A working with children check assesses whether a potential employee or volunteer could pose a risk to the safety of children, based on criminal history and child protection information.

If you have any questions, please come and see us in the Front Office and we will be happy to help.