Blue card: Restricted person, restricted employment exemptions

There are certain exemptions which allow people to work or volunteer with children without requiring a blue card. For example, a parent who volunteers as a coach at their child’s sporting club.

To further strengthen the blue card system, Blue Card Services is introducing 2 new terms – ‘restricted person’ and ‘restricted employment’, as well as new offences.

These changes mean that people considered to be a ‘restricted person’ will not be able to rely on an exemption to work or volunteer with children.

Find out more about Restricted person and restricted employment and scenarios that explain how the laws will apply in different situations.