Obtaining authorisation to request police checks

Follow this procedure to authorise child protection practitioners (CPP5 or above) to request national police history checks.

Introduction

As described in National police history checks policy, the conduct of a police check must be approved by a child protection practitioner CPP5 or above or a CSO manager.

Only child protection practitioners (CPP5 or above) who have been authorised by Victorian Police Records Services Division (RSD) can request police checks.

Procedure

Child protection practitioner (CPP5 or above) tasks

  • Complete the application for a national police history check using the ‘Security services consent form’ available in National police history check forms.  Do not use the ‘National police history check request form – child protection’.  In completing the form:
    • do not change parts of the form that are already completed
    • ask a child protection colleague to witness you signing the form.

You must undergo a new national police history check to be authorised to request police checks.  Checks made at the point of recruitment are considered by RSD to be out of date.

  • Complete the 'Authorised delegates signature form’ available in National police history check forms.
  • Seek endorsement from your supervisor to apply for authorisation by signing the 'Authorised delegates signature form’.
  • Scan original identification documents that prove your identity (100 points of identification, as described in the ‘Security services consent form’). At least two pieces of documentation are required.  This can be your drivers license plus your Department of Health and Human Services employee identification card.
  • Scan the two forms and email these with the scanned identification documents to securityunit.rsd@police.vic.gov.au.

Supervisor tasks

  • Endorse applications to RSD for CPP5 or above to be authorised to request police checks by signing the ‘Authorised delegates signature form’.
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