National Police Check (NPC) FAQs for Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Members and Volunteers
Girl Guides Australia, together with all Australian State Girl Guide Organisations (SGGOs) recognise that the long-standing reputation and effectiveness of Girl Guiding in Australia (GGiA) is dependent on the behaviours and attitudes of the people who make up the Girl Guiding movement in Australia. Ensuring Girl Guides is Child Safe and Child Friendly is of paramount importance. Coupled with long standing new Adult Member and Volunteer screening policies and practice instills confidence for all Adults in Guiding comply and align with our Child Safety Policies and practice.
The requirement for National Police Checks for all Adults in Guiding, which ceased in 2016 when Working with Children Checks were introduced, was reintroduced iby Girl Guides Australia as National Policy October 2021. This is an important element in the wider GGA Child Safe Friendly Framework , aligning all SGGO's with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, issued by the National Office of Child Safety.