ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
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Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal

 

Quick 2 - 5 day police vetting of staff available

urgent police vets now availableAny ECE service that needs to urgently recruit a person to work with children to maintain or increase staff ratios in a critical or crisis situation, such as to cover extreme staff sickness, can request an urgent police vet. 

If the request for urgent vetting is approved then this will be processed within 2-5 days.

Urgent Police vets are not available for staff who do not work directly with children, unpaid staff or volunteers, and teachers who hold a current practising certificate as these teachers will already have had a current police vet through the Teaching Council. 

It is not likely that high quality early childhood services with a commitment to employing only teaching staff who hold a practising certificate within minimum staffing ratios (and unqualified staff only on top of minimum ratios) and that have relievers who are certificated teachers on-call, will need to use the option of requesting an urgent police vet. But, it is good to know as a back-up that this is possible and available.  

The request should be submitted using the usual process, and enter the words “EDUCATION URGENT” into the ‘Agency Reference’ field of the online vetting request form.

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