New WWVP Bill to Have Stringent Background Check System

According to a new bill, people who want to work with weak adults and children will have to undergo the new background check system.

The new bill has been put forward by Joy Burch, who is a Minister for Disability, Housing, and Community Research in Australia.

It is stated that around 40,000 Canberrans will be checked under the new system.

Mr. Joy said that complete protection should be given to older people and disabled children and it is the right of these vulnerable people to know about those people who are working with them.

The Government is hopeful that the new Act will unify and regulate the background checks system in the ACT. The Act has no broad checking system policy till date.

A welfare group has commended the move.

There are different screening rules in the Government agencies and the new scheme that will cover up all the issues regarding broad checking will be known as ‘Working With Vulnerable People’ (WWVP).

People over 18 years of age who use ACT services to lessen the effects of their difficulties will come under the vulnerable category.

Roslyn Dundas, the Director of the ACT Council of Social Service believes that the current laws need amendment.