Children’s Act 2014

Obligations of specified organisations

25 Safety checks of new children’s workers

(1)

A specified organisation must not employ or engage a person as a children’s worker without ensuring that a safety check of the person that complies with section 31 is completed before the employment or engagement commences.

(2)

The obligation in subsection (1) applies,—

(a)

with respect to core workers, to employment or engagement that commences on or after the date on which this Part comes into force; and

(b)

with respect to non-core workers, to employment or engagement that commences on or after the date that is 1 year after the date on which this Part comes into force.

(3)

A specified organisation that, in relation to a person whom it employs or engages as a children’s worker, fails to comply with subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000.