Supplementary Order Paper No 438

No 438

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Vulnerable Children Bill

Proposed amendment

Le'aufa'amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 27A

After clause 27 (page 23, after line 22), insert:

27A Safety checks of volunteers
  • A person must not, in the capacity of a volunteer, act as a children’s worker, unless that person has undergone a background safety check that complies with section 31.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper seeks to include a requirement in the Bill for volunteers, acting as children’s workers, to undergo safety background checks in accordance with clause 31. Safety background checks of volunteers acting as children’s workers are to ascertain that there is nothing in the volunteer’s background or history that would suggest that they are not a proper person to work with children and young people.