Key obligations for individuals

Key obligations for individuals


Welcome to the Blue Card Services Learning Portal. Under the blue card system, people
have obligations they must comply with. This video will guide you through
some key obligations for applicants and cardholders. The first obligation is
that you must notify Blue Card Services if you change your personal
details, such as your postal address, telephone number, or name, for example due to marriage or divorce. You must also advise of any changes in your employment circumstances such as starting a new job, changing from a
volunteer to a paid employment position, and if you stop working in child-related employment. Also, if your card is due to expire and you wish to continue in child-related employment, you will need to ensure that you renew your card before it expires. It is important to provide Blue Card Services with your most recent details as this will ensure that you receive any important correspondence which may be sent to you and also it will ensure that Blue Card Services will not send correspondence to organisations which you are no longer with. Your next obligation is that you must
immediately notify your employer if there is a change in your police
information. You do not have to provide the details of any offence to your employer, only that a change has occurred. Your police information is considered to change if you are charged or convicted with an offence, whether or not a conviction is recorded; you become a respondent to or subject to an application for child protection prohibition order or
disqualification order; or you become subject to reporting obligations under the Child Protection Offender Reporting Act 2004; or the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003. If you have a change in your police information, your blue card will
be reassessed and you will be notified of any relevant outcomes. If your card is cancelled or suspended, you must not apply for, start, or continue in child-related employment or business which falls within the scope of the blue card
system. You also must return your positive notice letter and blue card to Blue Card Services. All organisations, including
self-employed persons, falling within the scope of the blue card system are
required to develop and implement child and youth risk management strategies
which address eight minimum requirements. To assist organisations to develop and implement relevant child and youth risk management strategies, a suite of short online videos and a
toolkit have been developed both of which can be accessed by the Blue Card Services website. Thank you for taking the time to learn about the key obligations for applicants and cardholders. It is very important that you make sure
you fulfill these obligations, as penalties may apply for non-compliance. Also, the obligations mentioned in this video are not an exhaustive list of all obligations and therefore, you must ensure you familiarise yourself with all
obligations which are relevant to your situation which you can do on the Blue Card Services website. We hope you found this video useful and we encourage you to watch the remaining videos on offer from the Blue Card Services Learning Portal.

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