The University is bound by the Children’s Protection Act 1993, the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and the Children's Protection Regulations 2010 to create child safe environments.
Under the 1993 Act, 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.
Your position description and/or letter of offer will clearly state the terms and conditions of your employment, if your position is defined as prescribed and which forms of employment screening are required. People and Culture will initiate the child-safe employment screening process for you and/or advise how to apply for other forms of employment screening.
Definition under the Children's Protection Act 1993
Section 8B8 of the Children's Protection Act 1993 defines prescribed functions and prescribed position as follows;
'prescribed functions means—
(a) regular contact with children or working in close proximity to children on a regular basis, unless the contact or work is directly supervised at all times; or
(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; or
(d) functions of a type prescribed by regulation;
prescribed position, in an organisation, means—
(a) a position that requires or involves the performance of 1 or more prescribed functions; or
(b) a position, or a position of a class, in a government organisation designated (by notice in the Gazette) by the responsible authority for the government organisation as a prescribed position for the purposes of this section'
View the Children's Protection Act 1993 at SA Legislation