Police Vetting for Volunteers at CBS
In accordance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and recommended Ministry of Education best practice, the Board of Trustees has adopted a procedure whereby that from the start of 2017 only adults (all persons 18 years of age and over) who have undertaken a police vet with acceptable results can be selected to manage/coach a school sport’s team, help in the classroom with parent help assistance or attend school trips or an overnight camp.
Should you think you might like to volunteer in 2017 for any of the aforementioned activities, please go to the school website to ‘police vetting’ and complete the form as per the instructions.Please note a police vet remains current for three years after the date of issue by the police.
Please click on this link to download the forms:
Instructions for applying for police vet
Please print and complete all sections on pages 1, 3 + 4 of the attached form containing the official Campbells Bay School police vet application form. In addition to the completed form, we must also receive copies of two forms of identification for you – the choices of forms are drivers licence, passport, original birth certificate, firearms licence or community services card – please note at least one of these must contain a photo – for further explanations please see page 2 of the application form.
Once you have all of these requirements, please write your child’s name and your email address on the back of the form and bring all of these in to the school office to enable us to complete a visual verification.
The application will then be made online to the NZ Police and may take one or two months for a result to be received. We will endeavour to contact you when a result from this application has been received by the school. All applicants with satisfactory vet results will then be posted on a school document accessible to teachers, management and sports personnel in order for them to prepare school trips and organise adult help in classrooms. Should a police vet produce a result that is cause for concern the applicant will be notified, in confidence, by the principal that they will not be in the document accessible to those in the school organising trips and so on. Only the principal and the designated person in the school office will be aware of any police vets that are of concern. Please note that ‘of concern’ would be information contained in a police vet that would indicate any form of risk to children.