A reminder from ScreenSafe on working with children

Posted Wednesday 08 Jul 2020

ScreenSafe recommends that productions working with children, and especially those filming at schools or events which host a significant number of children, undertake vetting of all production crew, and employ a Safety Officer to monitor the production's interaction with the children. Productions need to be aware that they need to 'mitigate the risk' as stated in the Health and Safety Act. Therefore, productions need to analyse their situation and make sure that children are not put in any danger.

ScreenSafe is working on more in-depth information that will become available in the coming weeks. All people who work in schools but are employed or engaged as a children's worker by another organisation should be safety checked by their employing organisation.

Click here for the Ministry of Education Information for Vetting

Police vetting information:
Workforce safety checks involve gathering a range of key information about a person and evaluating this information to determine whether they pose any risk in being employed working with children. The regulations require that the worker safety checks include: identity verification and police vetting.

Click here for information on the Police Vetting Process