Updates

Blue cards: Restricted person, restricted employment laws

Many organisations rely on exemptions that allow certain people to work or volunteer with children without a blue card in specific circumstances, such as a parent volunteering as a coach at their child’s sporting club.

The blue card system now has stricter requirements for people relying on an exemption to work or volunteer with children through the introduction of the terms restricted person and restricted employment, and associated offences.

As an organisation or business operator, you must not employ or continue to employ a restricted person – there are penalties for failing to comply with these laws.

Watch Blue Card Services’ restricted person, restricted employment video and view resources designed to help keep kids safe and help you meet your responsibilities under the blue card laws.