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Compliance and enforcement under the blue card system

Organisations and businesses regulated by the blue card system need to understand and comply with their obligations under the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000.

These obligations are to reduce the risks children may face, and ensure safe environments for Queensland’s children.

We help organisations and businesses understand their obligations and why they exist.

Our priorities include:

  • helping organisations create safe and supportive environments for children
  • ensuring high-risk individuals (including suspended/cancelled cardholders, negative notice holders and disqualified people) are not working with children in Queensland
  • undertaking targeted compliance initiatives when organisations do not fulfil their obligations
  • maintaining a strong relationship with the Queensland Police Service, so we can take immediate action where necessary to ensure children are kept safe in Queensland.

In the 2020–21 financial year, we assessed, actioned and finalised 2,228 identified compliance issues. We also corresponded with 2,490 organisations and 365 individuals about their level of compliance with the blue card system.

Find out more about our compliance initiatives in our Compliance and enforcement policy and priorities.

Child and youth risk management strategies

Organisations and people who run businesses regulated by the blue card system must have a child and youth risk management strategy.

Find out more about risk management.