Blue cards are issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian once it has carried out the Working with Children Check to see if a person is eligible. If a person is eligible, they are issued a positive notice and a blue card.
What is the Working with Children Check?
A Working with Children Check is a detailed national check of a person’s criminal history, including any charges or convictions. Also considered is:
* disciplinary information held by certain professional organisations for teachers, child care providers, foster carers, nurses, midwives and certain health practitioners, and
* police investigation information into allegations of serious child-related sexual offences, even if no charges were laid because the child was unwilling or unable to proceed.