What is a blue card?
A blue card is issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. The Commission conducts the Working with Children Check to determine whether a person is eligible for a blue card. If a person is considered eligible they are issued with a positive notice letter and a blue card.
What is the Working with Children Check?
When a person applies for a blue card the Commission conducts a Working with Children Check. This is a detailed national check of a person’s criminal history, including any charges or convictions. Also considered is:
- disciplinary information held by certain professional organisations (teachers, child care service providers, foster carers, nurses, midwives and certain health practitioners)
- police investigation information (into allegations of serious child-related sexual offences, even if no charges were laid because the child was unwilling or unable to proceed).