March 5, 2008

Blue card

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.

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