Blue card online events
This November, Blue Card Services will be hosting a series of free online events to help you understand the changes to the blue card system. These events run for an hour and will be held in lunchtime sessions.
There are four key parts to the blue card system. Each part plays an essential role in keeping Queensland kids safe. It works best when all parts work together.
Over four weeks Blue Card Services will talk in further detail about each part of the blue card system in a series of free events.
These events are ideal for:
- organisations operating child related services or employ people to work with children
- people who manage blue card holders within organisations.
You can attend all of the one-hour sessions or just the ones you want to learn more about, with an opportunity to ask questions and have discussions at each.
Week one – 3 and 5 November, 12:00pm-1:00pm – who needs a blue card, the categories of regulated employment and businesses, and how to apply for a blue or exemption card.
Week two – 10 and 12 November, 12:00pm-1:00pm – the application and screening process, including what happens when an applicant has police information returned as part of the blue card check.
Week three – 17 and 19 November, 12:00pm-1:00pm – linking requirements and the importance of linking a card holder to an organisation, and the daily monitoring of applicants and card holders by the Queensland Police Service.
Week four – 24 and 26 November, 12:00pm-1:00pm – organisations’ obligations to develop and implement child and youth risk management strategies, which contribute to the creation of safe environments for children.