GMA7A: Safety checks

Government, management and administration criterion 7A

All children’s workers who have access to children are safety checked in accordance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. 

Safety checks must be undertaken and the results obtained before the worker has access to children. The results of the safety checks must be recorded and the record kept as long as the person is employed at the service. 

Every children’s worker must be safety checked every three years. Safety checks may be carried out by the employer or another person or organization acting on their behalf.

Documentation required:

  1. A written procedure for safety checking all children’s workers before they have access to children that meets the safety checking requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014; and
  2. A record of all safety checks and the results.

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