Working with Vulnerable People Act

Are you a:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee/Referee Coordinator
  • Committee Member
  • Volunteer

Do you have regular contact with vulnerable people including:

  • Minors (Under 18)
  • People with a disability
  • Elderly
  • Socio-economically disadvantaged

What is regular contact? More than 3 days in a 4 week period or More than 7 days in a 12 month period

If so, YOU must apply for a Working With Vulnerable People Card

Any queries contact Office of Regulatory Service 02 6207 3000

A big thank you to all our Belwest Volunteers who fill roles within the Club – Coaches, Managers, Committee members and other support roles.

Every sporting and recreation organisation that works with children and young people has an obligation to provide a safe environment for them and those volunteers who have contact with children in ACT clubs and associations, including Belwest Foxes Soccer Club Inc., are captured under the regulated activity called ‘Clubs, associations and movements’. To be compliant with the WWVP Act, ALL Belwest Volunteers must apply for registration with Access Canberra to work with vulnerable people in a regulated activity.

You can apply by completing an online application (please note you will need access to a printer to generate the completed application).

Applicants that are unable to access the online application form should contact Access Canberra for further assistance, including alternative lodgement options.

We are asking our Belwest Volunteers to lead the way and please register as soon as possible. We are required to have all Belwest Volunteers registered. It is FREE for volunteers to apply and the registration is valid for 3 years. Below is some information on the Act.

Registering for the first time

Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration overview

Working with vulnerable people application for registration - Online

Renewing? Do it online

Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration renewal

If you are renewing with Belwest, the following information is needed.

Club: Belwest Foxes Soccer Club

Address: PO Box 155 Kippax CT 2615

Contact Person: Renee Osburne – Secretary

Contact Number: 0418 977 834

Email address: secretary@belwestsoccer.com

Once you have received your card in the mail, Belwest requires the information for our records.

If you have and questions regarding the above please contact the Belwest committee.

Additional Information

Under the Act (referred to below), Belwest is required to comply with the Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011. The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (the WWVP Act) commenced on 8 November 2012. The Act aims to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT. The WWVP Act requires people who have contact with vulnerable people while engaging in regulated activities and services to register with Access Canberra.

According to the Act:

1.24 Clubs, associations and movements

An activity or service is a regulated activity if—

(a) the activity is conducted, or the service is provided, by a club, association or movement (including of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature); and

(b) the club association or movement has significant membership or involvement by—

     (i) children; or

    (ii) people accessing a regulated activity mentioned in part 1.2.

Examples

1.    a children’s football team

2.    an art class for people who require assistance to live independently

Under the implementation of the Act, the table below shows the timeframe for volunteers in each regulated activity to be registered.

Year Regulated activity Timeframe for first registration

3

  • coaching and tuition
  • vocational and educational training
  • clubs, associations and movements
  • migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

Must be registered