NSW working with children certificate for self employed

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People has announced a new system under which self employed people over the age of 18 years who work with children can obtain a certificate to demonstrate they are not prohibited from working with kids.

From 1 May 2010, it will be an offence for self employed people aged 18 years and over, without the certificate, to work with children. Self employed people will also have to display or show their Certificates to people who engage them to work with children and young people.

The Certificate for Self Employed People is a service designed to show parents, carers and organisations that the self employed people they engage to work with their children have not been convicted of the crimes which would make them a 'prohibited person'.

There are many parents who use self employed people, who have unsupervised contact with their children, such as tutors, coaches, nannies, health practitioners and entertainers.

The Certificate for Self Employed People also gives self employed people the opportunity to demonstrate to their clients that they are free of those serious convictions that would make it illegal for them to work with children.

The Certificate for Self Employed People application forms can be lodged at any NSW police station. The Certificate will cost $80 and will be valid for three years. People can also check whether a Certificate is current and valid by visiting the Commission's website.

For more information on the Certificate for Self Employed People visit www.kids.nsw.gov.au/kids/working/certificateforselfemployedpeople.cfm 

This page was generated on 06 October, 2009