New Zealand Children's Worker Safety Checks under the Vulnerable Children's Act
Selected as the exclusive, trusted and reputable third-party provider of Children’s Worker Safety Checks by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and gazetted by the Director-General of Health, CVCheck are your reliable partner to ensure your employees comply with the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014.
Read more about Children’s Worker Safety Checks under the VCA Act, as well as CVCheck’s role in providing this service.
1 July 2019 - Non-core Children's Workers deadline
A Children’s Worker Safety Check is a legislative requirement under the Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) for children’s workers. It has been required for all non-core workers since 1 July 2019.
What package are you required to order?
There are four packages to select from, the right one depends on the answer to the following two questions:
1. Is the check for an existing worker or a new worker?
Existing worker – employees currently employed as a children’s worker.
New worker – NOT currently employed as a children’s worker.
2. Is the check for an accredited worker or an non-accredited worker?
Accredited worker – the child worker’s job requires them to hold a registration with a regulatory authority (eg, Midwifery Council or the Medical Council of New Zealand) and hold an annual practicing certificate.
Non-accredited worker – the child worker’s job does NOT require them to hold a registration with a regulatory authority.
Existing Children's Workers
Existing Children's Worker: Accredited
Existing Children’s Worker: Non-Accredited
New Children's Workers
New Children's Worker: Accredited
New Children’s Worker: Non-Accredited
Frequently Asked Questions
A Working with Children Check, or Children’s Worker Safety Check (VCA Check) as it is known in New Zealand, is a series of checks which aim to ensure a safe and competent children’s workforce. These checks are designed to identify individuals who pose a risk to children and prevent them from being employed in a position that requires them to support or provide care to children.
New Zealand Children’s Worker Safety Checks are valid for three years from the date of issue. When you order from CVCheck, we will send a reminder to renew your working with children check before it expires.
You are required to complete a Children’s Worker Safety Check if you are a paid employee or contractor that works with children up to 17 years of age for a state-funded organisation. Regulations also apply to trainees and students completing unpaid work with children as part of their education or vocational training course.
Learn more about New Zealand Children’s Worker Safety Checks.
The purpose of our Police Vetting Service is to contribute to public safety, particularly the protection of vulnerable members of society. Similar to a Criminal Record Check, our Police Vetting Service includes criminal history checks and details about any convictions, including the location of the court, the date of the offence and the sentence imposed.
* All turnaround times are estimated working times for New Zealand checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, CVCheck is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, CVCheck does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is CVCheck’s policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Should a Police Check be referred for further enquiries it may take several additional days to receive the result, and occasionally much longer. Read more about our delivery times here.