Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000


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Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
Queensland Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Current as at [Not applicable] Indicative reprint note This is an unofficial version of a reprint of this Act that incorporates all proposed amendment to the Act included in the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, as passed by the Parliament. This version of the indicative reprint includes amendments passed during consideration-in-detail but has not otherwise been updated with amendments since 13 November 2018. This indicative reprint has been prepared for information only— it is not an authorised reprint of the Act . The point-in-time date for this indicative reprint is the 3rd reading date for the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018—16 May 2019. Detailed information about indicative reprints is available on the Information page of this website.
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Not authorised —indicative only Queensland Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Chapter 1 Part 1 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 Part 2 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Chapter 7 Part 1 156 157 Page Preliminary Introduction Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Act binds all persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Object of Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Principles for administering this Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Act applies despite the Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Chief executive’s main functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Interpretation Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 What is employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 What is employment when education provider arranges trainee student to carry out work for someone else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Matters about particular regulated employment relating to care of children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Who is a volunteer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Executive officers of a corporation carrying on a regulated business 25 What is a serious offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 What is a disqualifying offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Who is a disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Who is a relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Regulated employment and regulated businesses Preliminary Regulated employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Regulated businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 158 159 Part 3 171 172 Part 4 Division 1 173 Division 2 174 175 176 176A 176B Division 3 176C 176D 176E 176F 176G Division 4 176H 176I 176J Chapter 8 Part 1 Division 1 176K 176L Division 2 Page 2 Declaration relating to exemption to category of regulated employment 29 Declaration relating to exemption to category of regulated business 30 Risk management strategies Risk management strategies about persons employed in regulated employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Risk management strategies about regulated businesses . . . . . 31 Screening requirements Preliminary Requirements for employer giving notice about employing person 31 Requirement for working with children clearance Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Clearance required to employ person in regulated employment . 32 Employing person with suspended clearance prohibited . . . . . . 33 Person prohibited from regulated employment without clearance 33 Clearance required to carry on regulated business . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Requirement for working with children exemption for police officers and registered teachers Exemption required to employ police officer or registered teacher in regulated employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Employing police officer or registered teacher with suspended authority prohibited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Police officer or registered teacher prohibited from regulated employment without exemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Exemption required for regulated employment if previous application withdrawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Exemption required for police officer or registered teacher to carry on regulated business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Restricted persons prohibited from restricted employment Definitions for division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Employing restricted person in restricted employment prohibited 38 Restricted person prohibited from starting or continuing in restricted employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Working with children checks and authorities Restrictions on making working with children check applications Prohibited applications Application by disqualified person prohibited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Application by negative notice holder prohibited . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Eligibility declaration
177 178 179 180 181 182 185 186 Part 2 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 Part 3 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 Part 4 Division 9 219 220 221 222 223 224 Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Purpose of div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Application for an eligibility declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Notice of change of name and contact details in eligibility application 41 Chief executive’s decision on eligibility application . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Eligibility declaration taken to have been issued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Chief executive may request further information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 When eligibility declaration ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Reversal of decision refusing an eligibility declaration . . . . . . . . 44 Working with children check applications Who may apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Form of application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 No application fee for volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Chief executive may request further information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Working with children authority continues in force pending decision 46 Effect of application by disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Effect of application by negative notice holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Withdrawal of application Application of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Notice of withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Withdrawal by applicant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Deemed withdrawal—identity can not be established . . . . . . . . . 49 Deemed withdrawal—failure to comply with particular requests . 49 Deemed withdrawal—applicant charged with serious offence or disqualifying offence etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Deemed withdrawal—applicant no longer police officer or registered teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Working with children clearances Deciding application Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Deciding application—generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Deciding application—no conviction or conviction etc. for non-serious offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Deciding application—previous holder of working with children exemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Deciding application—negative notice cancelled or holder of eligibility declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Issuing notice to relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Page 3 Not authorised —indicative only
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 Division 10 232 232A 233 234 235 Division 13 247 Part 5 Division 8 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 Division 9 290 290A 291 292 293 Part 5A Division 1 Page 4 Deciding application—person no longer relevant disqualified person or convicted of serious offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Deciding exceptional case if conviction or charge . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Deciding exceptional case if investigative information exists . . . 55 Deciding exceptional case if disciplinary information exists . . . . 55 Chief executive to invite submissions from person about particular information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Chief executive to be notified of change in particular information 57 Term of clearance and negative notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Steps after application decided Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Issuing working with children card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Additional information to be given if negative notice issued . . . . 58 Persons to be notified of decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Department to be given particular advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Persons who are police officers or registered teachers Clearances held by police officers and registered teachers . . . . 60 Working with children exemptions Deciding application Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Deciding application—generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Deciding application—police officer if further screening not required 61 Deciding application—registered teacher if further screening not required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Deciding application if ss 283 and 284 do not apply . . . . . . . . . . 62 Obtaining advice from police commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Obtaining advice from college of teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Chief executive to be notified of change in particular information 65 Term of exemption and negative notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Steps after application decided Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Issuing working with children card for exemption . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Additional information to be given if negative notice issued . . . . 66 Notifiable person to be notified of decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Department to be given particular advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Suspension or cancellation of working with children authority Preliminary
294 Division 2 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 Division 3 303 304 304A 304B 304C Division 4 304D 304E 304F Division 5 304G 304H 304I Division 6 304J 304K 304L 304M 304N Division 7 304O 304P Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Chief executive’s decisions under this part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Suspension of working with children authority Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Chief executive must suspend authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Notifiable persons and potential employers notified about suspension 70 Effect of suspension of working with children authority . . . . . . . . 71 When suspension of authority ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Chief executive’s decision about suspended notice . . . . . . . . . . 72 Chief executive decides to cancel suspended notice . . . . . . . . . 73 Chief executive decides not to cancel suspended authority . . . . 74 Cancelling working with children authority without suspension Cancelling authority if relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Cancelling authority issued because of wrong or incomplete information 75 Cancelling authority because of subsequent information . . . . . . 75 Action after decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Notifiable persons and potential employers notified about cancellation 77 Cancelling working with children authority on holder’s request Request to cancel working with children authority . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Cancellation of working with children authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Notifiable persons and potential employers notified about cancellation 79 Cancelling negative notice on holder’s request Application to cancel negative notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Form of application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Deciding application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Other cancellation of negative notice Chief executive may act on own initiative or application . . . . . . . 81 No longer relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Negative notice issued because of wrong or incomplete information 82 Subsequent information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Action after making decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Return of working with children card Requirement to return suspended card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Requirement to return cancelled card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Page 5 Not authorised —indicative only
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Part 6 Division 1 305 306 307 308 309 Division 2 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 Division 3 318 319 Division 4 320 Division 5 321 322 323 326 327 328 Division 6 329 330 Page 6 Provisions about obtaining or dealing with information Investigative information Police commissioner may decide that information about a person is investigative information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Police commissioner not to delegate power under s 305 . . . . . . 86 Appeal against police commissioner’s decision that information is investigative information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Court to decide matters afresh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Consequence of decision on appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Obtaining information from police commissioner Application of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Chief executive may ask police commissioner for information . . 89 Police commissioner to comply with request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Information to be given about relevant disqualified person . . . . . 91 Information to be given about person subject of application for disqualification order or offender prohibition order . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Police commissioner to notify person about investigative information given about the person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Use of information given to police commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Notice of change in police information about a person . . . . . . . . 93 Obtaining police information from other State entities Obtaining information from director of public prosecutions . . . . . 95 Obtaining information from chief executive (corrective services) 98 Obtaining information from interstate police commissioner Requesting further information about interstate convictions and charges 99 Changes in information or status Acquiring police information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Effect of conviction for serious offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Notice of change in police information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Police commissioner to advise chief executive if person ceases to be police officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Effect of person ceasing to be police officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Effect of person ceasing to be registered teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Obtaining report about person’s mental health Application of div 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Chief executive may request person to undergo examination by registered health practitioner etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
331 332 333 334 335 336 Division 7 337 338 Division 8 339 340 341 342 343 344 344A 344B 345 346 Part 7 Division 1 347 348 348A Division 1A 349 350 Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Nominating registered health practitioner to conduct examination 106 Registered health practitioner obtaining information from Mental Health Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Registered health practitioner obtaining information from Mental Health Review Tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Use of information obtained from Mental Health Court or Mental Health Review Tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Chief executive may obtain report about person’s mental health from registered health practitioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Chief executive to bear medical costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Obtaining other information about person’s mental health Chief executive may obtain particular information from Mental Health Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Chief executive may obtain particular information from Mental Health Review Tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Dealing with information Chief executive to give notice to particular entities about a change in police information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Chief executive must give police commissioner a person’s current address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Giving other information to police commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Chief executive must give information about particular persons to accreditation board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Chief executive must give information about particular persons to college of teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Chief executive must give information about particular holders to chief executive (disability services) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Chief executive may give authorised entities particular information 124 Use of information obtained under s 344A about a person . . . . . 125 Use of information obtained under this chapter about a person . 126 Guidelines for dealing with information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Miscellaneous provisions Replacement card Replacement of lost or stolen card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Replacement card for change of name or contact details . . . . . . 128 Requirement to return replaced card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Change in regulated employment or regulated business Holder must notify change of regulated employment or regulated business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Holder must notify change and pay prescribed application fee—volunteer Page 7 Not authorised —indicative only
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Division 1B 350A 350B Division 2 351 352 Division 3 353 354 354A 355 Division 4 356 357 Chapter 8A Part 1 357A 357B 357C 357D 357E Part 2 357F 357G 357H 357I Chapter 9 Part 1 358 359 360 Page 8 or business carried on other than for financial reward . . . . . . . . 130 Holder of working with children exemption stops being police officer or registered teacher Holder and notifiable persons notified about expiry of working with children exemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Effect of negative notice if holder no longer police officer or registered teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Offences relating to false or misleading information False or misleading disclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 False or misleading documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Review and appeal Definitions for div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Person may apply for review of chapter 8 reviewable decision . . 136 Stay of operation of particular decisions on application for review 137 Effect of applicant for a review becoming a disqualified person . 137 Other miscellaneous provisions Compliance with requirement to end, or not start, a person’s regulated employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Disqualification order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Register of regulated persons who provide home-based care services Preliminary Definitions for chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Meaning of home-based care service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Meaning of regulated person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Meaning of associated adult of a regulated person . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Who is an authorised user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Register Register of regulated persons who provide home-based care service to children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Contents of the register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Access to register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Use, disclosure and giving of access to confidential information 144 Provisions about QCAT proceedings QCAT proceedings about child-related employment review Definitions for pt 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Application of pt 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Principle for reviewing child-related employment decision . . . . . 146
361 362 363 364 365 366 367 Part 2 368 Chapter 10 Part 2 371 372 373 374 Part 3 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 Part 4 384 385 Part 6 390 393 395 397 398 398A Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Proceeding must always be held in private . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Applications on behalf of children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Withdrawal of application for review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Children must not be compelled to give evidence . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Children giving evidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Questioning of children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Provisions for QCAT child-related employment reviews . . . . . . . 148 QCAT to give statistical information to chief executive QCAT’s principal registrar to give statistical information to chief executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 General When chief executive may give notice other than in writing Application of pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Person asks for notice other than in writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Written notice inappropriate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Chief executive must keep record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Evidence and legal proceedings Working with children card is evidence of authority . . . . . . . . . . 151 Evidentiary provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Indictable and summary offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Proceedings for indictable offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Limitation on who may summarily hear indictable offence proceedings 153 Proceeding for offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 When proceeding may start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Confidentiality Confidentiality of police, disciplinary and mental health information 154 Confidentiality of other information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Miscellaneous Meaning of parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Protection from liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Reports by chief executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Chief executive may enter into arrangement about giving and receiving information with police commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Chief executive may enter into arrangement with chief executive (child safety) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Chief executive may arrange for use of information system . . . . 160 Page 9 Not authorised —indicative only
Not authorised —indicative only Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents 399 400 401 Chapter 11 Part 1 402 Part 2 403 404 405 406 407 Part 3 408 Part 4 409 410 411 412 Part 5 413 414 415 416 Part 6 417 418 419 420 421 Part 7 422 Delegation by chief executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Approved forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Transitional and other provisions Repeal Repeal of Children’s Commissioner and Children’s Services Appeals Tribunals Act 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Transitional provisions on repeal of Children’s Commissioner and Children’s Services Appeals Tribunals Act 1996 Meaning of commencing day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Continuation of commission and staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Continuation of certain complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Official visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Transitional provisions for amendment of Juvenile Justice Act 1992 Official visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Transitional provisions for Child Care Act 2002 Meaning of commencement day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Carrying on licensed child care service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Carrying on other regulated child care business . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Employment in child care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Transitional provisions for Education and Other Legislation (Student Protection) Amendment Act 2003 Definitions for pt 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Outstanding applications for suitability notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Employment mentioned in sch 1, s 6A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Carrying on business mentioned in sch 1, s 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Transitional provisions for Child Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2004 Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Child deaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 References to child safety department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 First report under s 89ZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Transitional provisions for the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Amendment Act 2004 Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Page 10
423 424 425 426 427 428 429 Part 8 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 Part 9 441 442 443 444 445 446 Part 10 447 Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Application of amendment of sch 1 to particular employment . . . 170 Employment that becomes regulated employment other than employment mentioned in s 189(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Carrying on regulated business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Provision because of the definition serious offence . . . . . . . . . . 172 Issue of positive notice blue card before commencement . . . . . 172 Charge for excluding offence not to apply to particular holders of positive notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 References to suitability notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Further transitional provisions for the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Amendment Act 2004 Definitions for pt 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Main purpose of pt 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Circumstances, after commencement, in which pre-amended Act applies to outstanding relevant application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Circumstances, after commencement, in which this Act applies to outstanding relevant application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Relevant applications dealt with before commencement . . . . . . 176 Application of ss 122 and 122A in particular circumstances . . . . 177 Circumstances, after commencement, relating to ss 118 and 119 of pre- amended Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Circumstances, before commencement, relating to ss 118 and 119 of pre-amended Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Circumstances where pre-amended Act applies to application for review made before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Circumstances where this Act applies to notices issued before the commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 References to prescribed notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Transitional provisions for Child Safety (Carers) Amendment Act 2006 Definition for pt 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Regulated employment—volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Regulated employment—other persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Carrying on regulated business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Particular certificates of approval under Child Protection Act 1999 183 Particular licences under Child Protection Act 1999 . . . . . . . . . . 184 Transitional and validation provisions for Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Amendment Act 2007 Definitions for pt 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Page 11 Not authorised —indicative only
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 448 449 450 Part 11 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 Part 12 464 Part 13 Division 1 465 Division 2 466 467 468 469 470 Page 12 Continuing employment in health, counselling or support services 186 Carrying on regulated business providing health, counselling or support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Applications and decisions made before the commencing day relating to health, counselling or support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Transitional provisions for Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian and Another Act Amendment Act 2008 Definition for pt 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Applications by disqualified persons who are not relevant disqualified persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Applications by relevant disqualified persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Applications by persons who are not disqualified persons . . . . . 190 Existing applications for review or appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Positive notices held by disqualified persons who are not relevant disqualified persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Positive notices held by relevant disqualified persons . . . . . . . . 192 Continuation if commissioner acting on own initiative . . . . . . . . . 193 Notice by commissioner of withdrawal of application under this part 193 Notice by commissioner of cancellation of positive notice under this part 193 Application of ss 120B, 120C and 120D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Application of s 120E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 No retrospective criminal liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Transitional provision for Criminal Code and Other Acts Amendment Act 2008 References in schs 2 and 4 to Criminal Code offence . . . . . . . . 195 Transitional provisions for Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Act 2010 Preliminary Definitions for pt 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Transitional provisions relating to chapter 8 Existing applications for prescribed notice about employment that is no longer regulated employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Existing applications for prescribed notice about a business that is no longer a regulated business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Existing applications for prescribed notice about person convicted of new disqualifying offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Existing applications for prescribed notice about new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Other existing applications for prescribed notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 Division 3 499 500 Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Existing positive notices held by new relevant disqualified person because of interim order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Existing positive notices held by other new relevant disqualified persons 202 Other existing positive notices and positive notice blue cards . . 203 Existing negative notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Application of ch 8 to police officers and registered teachers . . . 204 Application of ch 8 to disability services regulated employment . 205 Application of ch 8 to disability services regulated businesses . . 206 Application of ch 8 to new local government regulated employment 208 Application of ch 8 to new local government regulated business 209 Employing persons in other new regulated employment . . . . . . . 210 Carrying on other new regulated business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Effect of conviction for serious offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Existing applications to cancel negative notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Existing suspensions of positive notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Continuation if commissioner acting on own initiative . . . . . . . . . 215 Effect of conviction or charge for new disqualifying offence . . . . 215 Replacement of positive notice or positive notice blue card . . . . 215 Existing eligibility application by new relevant disqualified person 216 Other existing eligibility applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Existing decisions on eligibility applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Existing reviews and appeals by new disqualified person . . . . . . 218 Other existing reviews and appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Person may apply for a review of a decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Police commissioner’s decision that information is investigative information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Appeals against police commissioner’s decision that information is investigative information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Notice about withdrawal of application or negative notice . . . . . . 220 Dealing with information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Disqualification orders for acts done or omissions made before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Transitional provisions relating to previous part 7 Notice about change in criminal history not given at the commencement 221 Request for prescribed police information not complied with at the commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Page 13 Not authorised —indicative only
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 501 502 503 Division 4 504 Part 14 505 506 507 508 Part 15 509 Part 16 Division 1 510 Division 2 511 512 513 514 515 Division 3 516 517 518 519 520 521 Page 14 Particular prescribed police information obtained but not used before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Notice not given by prosecuting authority at the commencement 222 Use of particular information obtained before commencement . . 222 Other transitional provision References to Youth Justice Act 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Transitional provisions for Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Act 2010 Application of s 349 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Application of s 350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Fee not payable under s 350 if a fee previously paid . . . . . . . . . 224 Persons being considered for engagement by the commission at the commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Provision for Health Practitioner Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 Application of ch 8 to former registered health practitioners . . . . 225 Transitional provisions for Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Act 2013 Interpretation Definitions for pt 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Eligibility applications and eligibility declarations Existing eligibility application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Current eligibility declaration for new relevant disqualified person 227 Current eligibility declaration for person charged with new disqualifying offence or convicted of new serious offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Other eligibility declarations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Existing application for reversal of decision refusing an eligibility declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Prescribed notice applications and prescribed notices Existing prescribed notice application by new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Existing prescribed notice application if person charged with new disqualifying offence or is new disqualified person but not new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Other existing prescribed notice applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Current positive notice for new relevant disqualified person . . . . 232 Current positive notice for new disqualified person other than new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Other current positive notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Division 4 522 523 524 525 526 Division 5 527 528 529 530 Division 6 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 Division 7 538 539 540 Part 17 Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Exemption notice applications and exemption notices Existing exemption notice application by new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Existing exemption notice application if person charged with new disqualifying offence or is new disqualified person but not new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Other existing exemption notice applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Current positive exemption notice for new relevant disqualified person 235 Current positive exemption notice for person other than new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Existing applications for cancellation or ending suspension of prescribed notices and exemption notices Existing application to cancel negative notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Existing application to cancel negative exemption notice . . . . . . 237 Existing application to end suspension of positive notice for person other than new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Existing application to end suspension of positive exemption notice for person other than new relevant disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . 238 Reviews and appeals Undecided reviews and appeals by new disqualified persons . . 239 Review of chapter 8 reviewable decision about new disqualified person 239 Appeal by new disqualified person against decision of QCAT on review of chapter 8 reviewable decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Existing appeal by commissioner against decision of QCAT on review of chapter 8 reviewable decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Appeal by commissioner against decision of QCAT on review of chapter 8 reviewable decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Existing reviews and appeals against chapter 8 reviewable decisions by persons other than new disqualified persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Review of chapter 8 reviewable decision about person other than new disqualified person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Miscellaneous Commissioner acting on own initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Disqualification orders for acts done or omissions made before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Effect of conviction or charge for new disqualifying offence or new serious offence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Transitional provisions for Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2014 Page 15 Not authorised —indicative only
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 Part 18 548 Part 19 Division 1 549 Division 2 550 551 552 552A 552B Division 3 553 553A 554 554A 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 Page 16 Definitions for pt 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Meaning of current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Office holders and entities under former provisions . . . . . . . . . . 245 Complaints under former ch 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Child death case reviews under former ch 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Screening under ch 8 or 8A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Current proceedings relating to ch 8 or 8A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Transitional provision for Public Safety Business Agency and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 Applications and notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Transitional provisions for Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 Preliminary Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Application of particular provisions before changes to employment screening Particular references in ch 8A during transition period . . . . . . . . 248 Stay of operation of particular decisions of QCAT . . . . . . . . . . . 249 New regulated employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Effect of pre-commencement charge for serious offence . . . . . . 249 Applicant in paid employment convicted of serious offence . . . . 250 New serious offences and disqualifying offences Definitions for division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Effect of conviction or charge for new serious offence . . . . . . . . 253 Effect of conviction or charge for new disqualifying offence . . . . 253 Effect of conviction for new disqualifying offence on existing positive notice or positive exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Existing eligibility application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Expiry of eligibility declaration for new disqualifying offence . . . . 255 Existing prescribed notice applications and exemption notice applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Existing positive notice or positive exemption notice held by person convicted of new serious offence or new disqualifying offence . . 256 Existing application to cancel negative notice or negative exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Existing application to cancel suspended positive notice or positive exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Undecided reviews and appeals by new disqualified persons . . 258
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 562 563 564 565 Division 4 Subdivision 1 566 Subdivision 2 567 568 568A 569 570 571 571A 572 573 574 575 576 577 Subdivision 3 578 579 580 Subdivision 4 581 582 583 Review of chapter 8 reviewable decision about new disqualified person 258 Appeal by new disqualified person against QCAT decision . . . . 259 Existing appeal by chief executive against QCAT decision . . . . . 259 Existing right of appeal by chief executive against QCAT decision 260 Changes to employment screening Preliminary Definitions for division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Existing eligibility declarations, prescribed notices, exemption notices and related applications Existing eligibility application or eligibility declaration . . . . . . . . . 262 Existing prescribed notice application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Transitioning to issuing working with children card for clearance that includes holder’s photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Existing positive notice and positive notice blue card . . . . . . . . . 264 Existing negative prescribed notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Existing exemption notice application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Transitioning to issuing working with children card for exemption that includes holder’s photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Existing positive exemption notice and positive exemption notice card 266 Expiry of transitioned positive exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Existing negative exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Existing application to cancel positive notice or positive exemption notice 268 Existing application to cancel negative notice or negative exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Existing application to cancel suspended positive notice or positive exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Reviews and appeals Reviews not started on commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Appeals not started on commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Undecided reviews and appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Other transitional provisions Definitions for subdivision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Things done before commencement in relation to eligibility declaration, prescribed notice or exemption notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Obligations or powers arising before commencement in relation to eligibility declaration, prescribed notice or exemption notice . . . 272 Page 17
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 584 585 586 587 588 Division 5 589 Schedule 1 Part 1 1 2 3 4 4A 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Part 2 16 17 18 18A 19 20 21 22 Page 18 Existing employer notices about employment or proposed employment of a person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Existing orders under s 357 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Particular references in Act or document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Application withdrawn or taken to have been withdrawn before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Continuing obligation of confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 Transitional regulation-making power Transitional regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Regulated employment and businesses for employment screening 277 Regulated employment Residential facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Schools—boarding facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Schools—employees other than teachers and parents . . . . . . . . 277 Education and care services and similar employment . . . . . . . . 278 Child care and similar employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Churches, clubs and associations involving children . . . . . . . . . 279 Health, counselling and support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Private teaching, coaching or tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Education programs conducted outside of school . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Child accommodation services including home stays . . . . . . . . . 284 Religious representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Sport and active recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Emergency services cadet program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 School crossing supervisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Care of children under Child Protection Act 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Regulation about usual functions of employment . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Regulated businesses Health, counselling and support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Private teaching, coaching or tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Education and care services and similar businesses . . . . . . . . . 290 Child care services and similar businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Educational programs conducted outside of school . . . . . . . . . . 290 Religious representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Child accommodation services including home stays . . . . . . . . . 291 Sport and active recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Not authorised —indicative only 23 24 25 Part 3 26 27 28 28A 29 30 Schedule 2 Schedule 3 Schedule 4 Schedule 5 Schedule 6 Schedule 6A Schedule 7 Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Contents Hostel for children other than residential facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Businesses relating to licensed care service under Child Protection Act 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Non-State schools—directors of governing bodies and authorised persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Employment, or carrying on of a business, to which chapter 7 of this Act does not apply Person engaged in employment for the police service . . . . . . . . 293 Employment of relevant person under the Corrective Services Act 2006 293 Registered health practitioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Employment of lawyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Person providing only help or guidance to child employee . . . . . 294 Ambulance officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Current serious offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Repealed or expired serious offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 Current disqualifying offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Repealed or expired disqualifying offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Offences that may form basis of investigative information . 324 Repealed or expired offences that may form basis of investigative information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 Page 19
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Not authorised —indicative only Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 1] Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 An Act to establish a scheme requiring the development and implementation of risk management strategies, and the screening of persons employed in particular employment or carrying on particular businesses, to promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of children in Queensland Chapter 1 Preliminary Part 1 Introduction 1 Short title This Act may be cited as the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 . 2 Commencement This Act commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation. 4 Act binds all persons (1) This Act binds all persons including the State and, as far as the legislative power of the Parliament permits, the Commonwealth and all the other States. (2) Subsection (1) does not make the State, the Commonwealth or another State liable for an offence. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 21
Not authorised —indicative only Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 5] 5 Object of Act The object of this Act is to promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people in Queensland through a scheme requiring— (a) the development and implementation of risk management strategies; and (b) the screening of persons employed in particular employment or carrying on particular businesses. 6 Principles for administering this Act This Act is to be administered under the following principles— (a) the welfare and best interests of a child are paramount; (b) every child is entitled to be cared for in a way that protects the child from harm and promotes the child’s wellbeing. 7 Act applies despite the Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986 This Act applies to a person despite anything in the Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986. 8 Chief executive’s main functions The chief executive’s main functions under this Act are— (a) to administer the scheme under chapter 8 for screening— (i) persons employed, or proposed to be employed, in certain child-r