Screening of People Working with Children and Young People: Issues paper

Investigators:

Vicky Saunders, Prof Morag McArthur, Dr Gail Winkworth

Funding Source:

ACT Children's Services Council

Aim:

This paper provides a literature review on the issues related to employment screening, presenting information about alternative models, legislative schemes and frameworks and a range of practice issues involved in this strategy.

It presents a brief survey of the legislative approaches adopted by each of the Australian States and Territories, discusses the limitations to screening and briefly reviews alternative strategies for safeguarding children and young people.

Outputs:

Saunders, V., McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2005). Screening of People Working with Children and Young People. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.