Freedom to Practice

A member after obtaining a Public and Product Liability Insurance Cover with the Alliance will be asked to complete a Questionnaire for each service they provide.
If a particular Service appears to have an element of risk as assessed by the provider, the Alliance will support the member to develop a Safety Plan that does not impede the provision of that service.
This formalises the process of self-assessment and that due consideration was given and any necessary action was taken to eliminate or manage any perceived element of risk in the provision of that activity for Health and Safety purposes.  .

To complete the process, the Alliance will issue the member with a Certificate of Service to confirm that the member has submitted a List of Services they offer.
This Listing is not intended to provide any indication of Skill, Competency or Experience and will be valid only for the continuous period of Public Liability Insurance as provided by the Alliance and for any continuous renewal period thereafter.
The Certificate indicates that the provider has or has not a Working With Children Clearance or Exemption,

A member having been issued with a Certificate of Service and achieves additional Skills that require their current Certificate to be amended, need only complete a further Questionnaire and submit responses to the Alliance for further action.
The Questionnaire can be downloaded from the Members Area.

A Clearance or Exemption is required when providing any service to a Child (Under 18 years of Age) regardless if the Child is Supervised or not. Some States also require this when working with Vulnerable People, such as the Aged or Disabled.
The Alliance has a Policy that every member of the Alliance Board, Branch, Committee or Special Purpose Team must have this Clearance or an Exemption.
A Clearance involves a Police Record Check. A National Police Check is preferred.
If you have a Clearance or Exemption please attach a copy to your Responses for the Questionnaire regardless if you work with children or vulnerable people, or not.