Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Child Safe Environment Procedures

Status Current This displays the current status of the document, either Historic, Current or Future.
Effective Date 3rd September 2020 This displays the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 3rd September 2023 This displays the date on which the review processs for this version of the document is due to commence.
Approval Authority Director, Human Resources This displays the final approval authority for this version of the document prior to publication.
Approval Date 3rd September 2020 This displays the date on which the final approval was granted for this version of the document prior to publication.
Expiry Date To Be Advised Where applicable, this displays the date on which this version of the document expired, or is due to expire.
Head of Work Unit Sharon Farquhar
Director, Human Resources
+61 2 66203768
This displays the current Head of Work Unit for this version of the document.
Author Rebecca Moore

+61 2 66203736
This displays the original author of this version of the document at the time of approval and publication.
Enquiries Contact HR Services This displays the officer to whom enquiries about this version of the document should be relayed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

15.02.2021: Terminology updated to be consistent with organisational restructure (Faculties). Approved as minor amendments by Head, Governance Services in accordance with Governance Document Rule. 


 


Changes to the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Qld, have been made, effective 31 August 2020. Amendments to the Child Safe Environment Procedures have been made to ensure that the University is compliant with the legislation. The changes reflect: 1. A new "no card, no start" law. Previously if an application was in progress an employee was able to commence. 2. A new online Application/Linking/De-Linking process. The new process allows Applicants apply for their own Blue Card. The University is required to check the photograph on the card against a form of photo ID, and use a new online form to link the person to the organisation. There is also a new online de-linking form, that the University is required to complete as necessary. 3. A New frequency test. After 31 August, people won’t need a Blue Card if they don't work or volunteer with children for more than 7 days in a calendar year. If the child-related work is more than 7 days, they will need a Blue Card.



Clauses Amended:Procedure: Clauses; 10, 19, 20-23, 39, 40-41, 44-45, 47, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55