Blue Card Working with Children Check
Last updated: July 2020
In Queensland, a working with children check is also known as a Blue Card.
Volleyball Queensland (VQ) is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all participants involved in any VQ event. For any VQ event that involves children (a person under the age of 18), VQ requires all employees and volunteers to obtain or renew a Blue Card before starting working with children.
This includes, but is not limited to all coaches, referees, venue managers, and venue setup crew.
In 2020, Blue Card Services will implement new requirements for people working with children. These state that:
- A person cannot work or volunteer in an event that involves children without an approved Blue Card or Exemption.
- Exemptions will now have an expiry date – holders of current Exemptions will need to reapply within the next three years.
The website for Blue Card Services has extensive information on the Blue Card system, the key points of which are summarised below.
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