This resource is designed to help First Nations schools ensure that individuals who work with children directly, or who have unsupervised access to children, have successfully completed a criminal record check. Normally, written offers of employment for anyone who will be involved with children should include a criminal record check as a condition of employment.
This pamphlet outlines the steps to be taken to address this issue. The information is separated for First Nations schools that have Independent school status and those that do not, as the requirements and procedures are different in each of those cases.
Anyone requiring further information is encouraged to seek legal advice. The information included in this Handbook is NOT presented as, or intended to serve as, legal advice. First Nations are encouraged to seek independent legal advice as required regarding their particular employment circumstances.
Criminal Record Checks and First Nations Schools (Updated 2020) was developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association.