Working With Vulnerable People

The ACT Government requires all persons (aged 16+) who encounters vulnerable people as part of their work or volunteering activities needs to be registered. Section 12 of the WWVP Act outlines the circumstances under which a person does not need to be registered. 

The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (the WWVP Act) commenced on 8 November 2012. It aims to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT.

The WWVP Act requires those who work or volunteer with vulnerable people to have a background check and be registered.

For information on how to get a WWVP card visit the Access Canberra website.