In accordance with the Australian Human Rights Commission?s ?10 Principles for Child Safe Organisations?, the Scouts Australia Child Protection Policy and Prescribed Procedures, the Scouts SA Branch Child Protection Framework and Prescribed Procedures, and our continuing best practice screening of volunteers, Scouts SA has determined that it will retain the use of the criminal history provided by a National Police Certificate (NPC) to complement the new WWCC legislative requirements.
Scouts SA deems it paramount to the safety of our Youth Members that the right adults are being placed in the right roles within our organisation. The WWCC does not list any conviction history for an individual so does not allow Scouts SA to ensure that our Leaders are the best role models and community citizens for our Youth Members (irrespective of risk to child safety). At this time, Scouts SA has taken the position that the WWCC in isolation does not give our organisation the level of screening we require.
Any enquiries relating to the screening of Adult Members of Scouts SA should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org?