Special CMA Conference Offer - Oho

Oho is pleased to announce a partnership with a significant Family Foundation to jointly fund Oho subscriptions for three years.

The partnership is designed to help organisations put necessary procedures in place following the Royal Commission requirements some ten years ago.

Through this exciting partnership, CMA delegates will be able to enjoy a range of discounts and special prices designed specifically for your organisation.

Special CMA Delegate Offer

$150,000 worth of subscription funding available

The partnership is designed to help organisations put necessary procedures in place following the Royal Commission requirements some ten years ago.

Through this exciting partnership, CMA delegates will be able to enjoy a range of discounts and special prices designed specifically for your organisation.

This partnership is available to:

  • Christian charities and organisations who sign-up before June 30, 2022

This partnership offers:

  • Dramatic price reduction for small organisations. For organisations up to 25 people, now starting at $6.75/month.
  • Sponsorship for medium organisations with over 25 and up to 150 people in the following increments: o Year 1 – 75% o Year 2 – 50% o Year 3 – 25%

Visit our subscriptions page and use coupon code CMA22YO-1 to benefit from this offer before June 30, 2022.

Faith-Based Organisations Play A Huge Role

As leaders caring for the vulnerable in our society

Faith-based organisations across Australia continue to play a huge role in caring for the most vulnerable in our society.

Faith organisations in Australia represent at least 30 per cent of our civic society, according to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

Australia has better safeguarding structures than many nations.

Yet we still have an outrageous problem.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse revealed two critical areas of concern that the Working With Children Check seeks to address amongst leaders and participants in faith communities:

  • The need to change the culture from “Child sexual abuse could never happen in my faith community” to “Child sexual abuse can and does happen in faith-based communities, and everyone needs to be mindful of preventing it and ready to report it”.
  • The need to remove “blocks” when somebody raises a concern with a faith leader and that leader is either not mindful of the possibility of child sexual abuse occurring, perhaps even disbelieving about this or doesn’t believe it is their responsibility to take the concern further.

This is why all appointed faith leaders, staff, and volunteers in churches and faith-based organisations have Working With Children Checks.

Faith-based organisations are mostly aware of the requirements and check before a leader or volunteer is appointed. Some organisations may even verify accreditations before they expire, but the verification process is typically manual, time-consuming and happens inconsistently.

Oho proactively validates accreditations every week so people with newly revoked or expired certifications are flagged and won’t be involved weeks and months later.

Protect children and vulnerable people

and keep your faith-based communities safe!
  • Continuous Validation: Put your Working with Children Checks on autopilot. No more double or triple handling. Enter card details once and let Oho do the rest. Clergy, lay leaders, staff verifications and volunteer accreditations will be verified automatically every week.
  • Rapid Notification: Never miss an important update. Gauge your organisation’s position on the Oho dashboard. Automatically receive email notifications when accreditation is due to expire, has expired, has been suspended or has been revoked.

Critical information

at your fingertips!

  • Automated board reports: Receive monthly reports to confirm ongoing compliance, the number of records verified and time saved with Oho.
  • Evidence of due diligence: Say goodbye to paper-based records and excel spreadsheets that can be lost or tampered with. Exceed the expectations of your auditors. Get a secure and enduring audit trail, accessible now and into the future.

  • Expiry management: Oho expiry management covers common accreditations you can’t verify such as National Police Checks and first aid certificates. Use common accreditations or build your own such as child-safe training, teacher, fire warden, or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training (anything you like).
  • All in one place: Choose to use the Oho interface or integrate it into your HR application to ensure a single source of truth for all verifiable and expiry based accreditations.

Let Us Show You

Our team is ready to show you how Oho can help your organisation stay compliant.

See for Yourself. Book A Demo!
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Check that all your workers are safe – automatically, every week!

Take the stress out of verifying volunteers, workers, staff, board members, lay leaders and clergy Working with Children Checks.

Remove uncertainty by automating verifications to keep your faith-based community compliant.

Invest 2 minutes to assess your current policies, procedures and systems.

Peter Lusk
Oho has taken us to a new level in not only ensuring our volunteers are appropriately credentialed but also saving us hours in doing so. We love partnering with Oho to help keep kids safe! These guys are champions!
Peter Lusk
General Manager Southern Cross Kids Camps
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Know your risk and limit your organisation’s exposure

Working With Children Checks is an important way our legal system keeps vulnerable Australians safe, but most organisations are not aware of the scope of their obligations due to varying legal requirements across states, territories, and industries.

Oho’s free Guide To Compliance For Working With Children Checks helps managers and business owners make sense of those obligations, so you can be confident you are protected.

Robert FitzGerald
If 30 years ago the organisations that you now represent had been asked this question, 'whether or not that was a safe institution', what would you have answered? What has demonstrably changed in your organisation today that creates a safer environment?
Robert Fitzgerald AM
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
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Did you know? If your faith-based organisation or institution does not comply with minimum standards, the regulator can suspend or cancel your registration, prohibit your organisation from enrolling new children and demand that a report of non-compliance is sent to all parents.

It is critical for your risk management to have insights into all aspects that affect the compliance of your church, synagogue, temple or mosque.

Consider the following questions that are critical to your compliance to provide a child-safe community: 

  • Do you know who needs a valid Working with Children Check in your organisation?
  • How often do you need to validate checks and verifications?
  • Do you have adequate policies, procedures and systems to provide an enduring audit trail?
  • Do you monitor all relevant checks continuously to prevent any accreditations from being lapsed, suspended or revoked?