A NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance is valid for five years, therefore persons in child related employment who received a WWCC clearance in 2013 will soon be required to renew their WWCC in 2018.
The Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) have begun contacting people to renew their WWCC, but they advise that there are over 5000 people with a WWCC who have incomplete contact details recorded in their system. Union members holding a WWCC are advised to ensure their contact details are up to date in the WWCC system. This can be achieved by going to www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check and choosing the Update my details link in the ‘I’m an applicant’ panel on the right. Members can also call the OCG customer service team on 02 9286 7219.
People whose contact details are up to date will be contacted by the OCG three months before their WWC number expires explaining what to do to renew. The expiry date for a WWCC clearance can be found in the original WWCC notification email sent by the OCG and can also be retrieved online at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check.
Members with a WWCC clearance do not have to apply for a new WWCC, simply renew your existing WWCC number for another five years. Renewal applications cannot be submitted until three months before your WWCC expiry date. To renew go to www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check and choose the Renew your WWC number panel.