Building Child Safe Communities

The Diocese of Lismore is committed to keeping children safe at all schools and Out of Schools Hours Care. Implementing a variety of practices that reduces potential risk forms part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

A range of checks and undertakings are required for people who work for or provide services to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Lismore.

Child Protection – Working with Children Check

The Working With Children Check is for people who work directly with children, in areas of work specified as child-related work, or work in a designated role as stated in the legislation.
All applicants registering or applying for work in the Diocese of Lismore are required to undergo the Working with Children Check to meet current Child Protection Legislation in NSW.

FAQ: Office of the Children’s Guardian

Who needs to apply for a Working with Children Check?

There are several exemptions to the requirement to get a Working With Children Check, and these are set out in the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013.

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How to Apply

The first step is to do your Working with Children Check application online by going to the Office of the Children’s Guardian website 

Once your application form has been completed online, you will be given an application (APP) number.

The second step is to take your application number along with proof of identity to a NSW Motor Registry, RMS Agency or Service NSW service centre.
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Paid workers will pay a fee of $80. For volunteers, the Working With Children Check is free.

Finally, you will receive an email once the Working with Children Check has been completed.