Under the Children's Protection Act 1993, certain positions are defined as prescribed positions and/or prescribed functions. This means that all persons employed in such positions or undertaking such functions must undergo child-related employment screening and provide a letter of clearance to comply with the Act.
If you have supervisory responsibilities or hold a management position with direct responsibility for, or direct supervision of, the provision of services to children and young people, this is a prescribed function.
This also means that as a supervisor, you are a mandated notifier.
Section 8B8 of the Children's Protection Act 1993 defines prescribed functions relevant to supervision as follows;
'prescribed functions means—
(b) supervision or management of persons in positions requiring or involving regular contact with children or working in close proximity to children on a regular basis; or
(c) access to records of a kind prescribed by regulation relating to children;'