Updates

Blue Card Services online information sessions in languages other than English

Blue Card Services is hosting regular online community presentations across the first quarter of this year to help you understand the changes to the blue card system in various first languages.

These events are ideal for organisations operating child-related servicers or employing people to work with children, or for people who manage blue card holders within organisations.

The initial sessions in February will be available in Samoan (10 February), Spanish (17 February), and Arabic (24 February). These will be held in addition to the regularly scheduled online information sessions available from Blue Card Services.

Topics will include:

  • who needs a blue card, the categories of regulated employment and business, and how to apply for a blue or exemption card.
  • the application and screening process, including what happens when an applicant has police information returned as part of the blue card check.
  • 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.
  • organisations’ obligations to develop and implement child and youth risk management strategies, which contribute to the creation of safe environments for children.

There will be opportunities for questions and discussion at each session.

To find out more or register visit the events page on the Blue Card Services website.