Children's Act resources

Children’s Act (previously called the Vulnerable Children Act 2014).


The purpose of this guide is to explain how the Children’s Act (previously called the Vulnerable Children Act 2014) applies to community pharmacy and to assist you to meet the requirements of the Act including information about Police vetting.

Purpose of SOP to alert pharmacy staff about signs which may reflect abuse and neglect in members of the community or staff colleagues, and what actions should be taken.

As part of your pharmacy’s contractual obligations, your pharmacy must have a child protection policy that complies with part 2 of the Children’s Act. A child protection policy covers the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.

Purpose of SOP to ensure that all pharmacist staff have a current children’s worker safety check and that they meet the requirements under the Children’s Act to work as a children’s worker.

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