Who the Child Safe Standards apply to

Last update: 07 March 2024

All child-related organisations will benefit from implementing the Child Safe Standards. However, there are many organisations in NSW that must implement the Child Safe Standards under the Child Safe Scheme.

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    Entities required to implement the Child Safe Standards through their systems, policies and procedures are:

    • clubs or other bodies providing programs or services of a sport and recreation nature, and in which workers are required to hold a WWCC
    • religious bodies that provide services to children, or in which adults have contact with children
    • local councils
    • government and non-government schools, and the Department of Education
    • approved education and care services
    • the TAFE Commission
    • the Ministry of Health, local health districts, statutory health corporations, and affiliated health organisations
    • the Ambulance Service of NSW
    • designated agencies and adoption service providers
    • parts of Youth Justice
    • parts of the Department of Communities and Justice
    • agencies providing specialised substitute residential care for children
    • entities providing specialised substitute residential care.

    ‘Child Safe Organisation’ is defined in Schedule 6 of the Children’s Guardian Act, which also defines a number of other terms used above.

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    You can now renew your WWCC by using digital proof of identity – no need to visit a Service NSW Centre.
    How to renew using digital proof of identity (POI)

    You will need:

    • A MyServiceNSW account with the WWCC service added
    • 3 current identity documents including a NSW driver licence or photo card
    • a device with a working front camera for face verification.

    If you're renewing a paid WWCC, you will also need a credit card, debit card, PayPal or PayID account.

    If you have an expired WWCC clearance or have changed your name on your identity documents since the last time you renewed your WWCC, you can't renew using digital proof of identity.

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