When a person has reported an allegation to the Police or relevant authority (such as the Department of Communities and Justice) that you have committed a criminal offence.
Charged means that the police or other government authority has accused you in writing of committing a criminal offence. Getting a parking or speeding fine is not a criminal offence.
Means the following conduct in relation to a child
• Emotional abuse;
• Physical abuse;
• Sexual abuse; or
• Spiritual abuse
Means a formal verdict from a Court of Law that you have been found guilty of a criminal offence.
Under your care:
A person under your care refers to a person with whom you have a relationship in which a power imbalance exists in your favour. (Eg. a younger relative, teacher to student, employee to employer, adult to child, doctor to patient, minister to parishioner)
Sexual conduct includes sexually motivated touch and conversation through to sexual intercourse of any kind with a person of either the same sex or opposite sex. The context of the conduct includes physically, virtually or by any electronic means.
Please note that if you were sexually abused as a child this is not considered to be “sexual conduct” for the purposes of answering question 6 of this form and does not require a “yes” answer.
Age of Consent:
In NSW the age of consent is 16 years of age . or 18 years of age in the case of a person under special care (e.g. a relative, a student, someone under instruction (e.g. religion, sport, music etc), a patient or tenant)”.
Child Exploitation Material:
Means material that describes or depicts a person who is, or who appears to be a child –
in a way that a reasonable person would regard as being, in all the circumstances, offensive. Child exploitation material can include any film, printed matter, electronic data, computer image or any other depiction.
- Engaged in a sexual activity; or
- in a sexual context; or
- As the subject of torture, cruelty or abuse (whether or not in a sexual context)
Definition from Faithfulness in Service 2017