We propose to make it explicit that a Police vet must be obtained before employees at schools and early childhood education services begin work (rather than before they have unsupervised access to children). We also propose removing a two-week period where a small number of non-teaching and unregistered employees at schools and early childhood education services can work without being Police vetted.
The current arrangements are inconsistent with the vetting requirements for all other education and children’s workers, who must all obtain a Police vet before beginning work.
The two-week period is no longer needed as Police vetting times are much shorter now than they used to be. Removing the two-week period will also help clear up confusion for people who think the period applies to them when it doesn’t.
Making these changes will ensure all employees who require a Police vet must have obtained this vet before they begin work.
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