Children’s Act 2014

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26 Safety checks of existing children’s workers

(1)

A specified organisation must, on or before the applicable date set out in subsection (2), ensure that a safety check that complies with section 31 is completed of every children’s worker who is employed or engaged by the organisation before that date and who it intends will still be employed or engaged by the organisation on that date.

(2)

The applicable dates are as follows:

(a)

in the case of a core worker, the date that is 3 years after the date on which this Part comes into force:

(b)

in the case of a non-core worker, the date that is 4 years after the date on which this Part comes into force.

(3)

However, a specified organisation need not comply with subsection (1) if the organisation is satisfied that a safety check of the person that complies with section 31 was completed within 3 years before the relevant date described in subsection (2).

(4)

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