Children’s (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children’s Workers) Regulations 2015

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5 Identity confirmation

(1)

A specified organisation must require a person in respect of whom a safety check is being undertaken under this Part to confirm his or her identity by—

(a)

using an electronic identity credential within the meaning of section 8 of the Electronic Identity Verification Act 2012; or

(b)

producing the original of—

(i)

a primary identity document; and

(ii)

a secondary identity document.

(2)

If neither of the documents produced by a person under subclause (1)(b) contains a photograph of the person, the specified organisation must require the person to—

(a)

produce with those documents—

(i)

a photograph of himself or herself authenticated by an identity referee; or

(ii)

a verification statement signed and dated by an identity referee that verifies that the primary identity document produced by the person relates to that person; and

(b)

provide the name and contact details of the identity referee.

(3)

If a person’s name is different from the person’s name on a document produced under subclause (1)(b)(i) or (ii), the specified organisation must require the person to produce together with that document a supporting name change document as evidence of the person’s name change.

(4)

After a person has produced the documents required by subclauses (1) to (3), the specified organisation must cause a search to be made of its personnel records to ascertain whether the identity confirmed by the person—

(a)

is being used by any other person employed or engaged, or proposed to be employed or engaged, by the organisation; or

(b)

has been used by any other person employed or engaged by the organisation.