The Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 was 'An Act to prohibit the employment in child-related employment of person found guilty of committing certain serious sex offences; and for related purposes'. It was passed in the wake of the Wood Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service. It was repealed and replaced in 2005 by the Commission for Children and Young People Amendment Act.
This Act was part of a Government response to the 1997 Wood Royal Commission, which had examined allegations of systematic paedophilia. It created a system of checking police and other records of people who worked with children.
Prepared by: Liam Hogan
Created: 17 March 2014, Last modified: 10 June 2021