WORKING WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE STANDARDS

The Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011 (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.

Under the Act you must be registered if you are going to be work or volunteer with vulnerable people in a regulated activity or service on a regular basis.

The protection of vulnerable people is a matter that the Pathway to Professional Football Academy treats with the upmost importance, and all individual partners and/or employees of the Academy are required to have a current WWVP card.

If a WWVP card expires the individual must immediately inform the Pathway to Professional Football Academy and act to renew the card.

Should an individual not act to renew their card within 30 days of notifying the Pathway to Professional Football Academy that the card has expired the individual will be ineligible to continue their role and the the Pathway to Professional Football Academy will suspend  them from work until such time as the card is renewed.

Should a WWVP card be withdrawn or an application for a renewal be declined, the Pathway to Professional Football Academy will dismiss the individual.

Should an individual provide false or misleading information relating to this policy the Pathway to Professional Football Academy will dismiss the individual.  Such misleading or false information may also be reported to the relevant authorities.