Volunteers and Visitors
Parents and community members make a valuable contribution to schools through a diversity of roles as volunteers or visitors to schools. The Working with Vulnerable People - Information for Volunteers and Visitors Guide provides information including a range of examples to demonstrate where volunteers and visitors are required to be registered. It also includes examples to demonstrate the type of work that does not require registration.
Working with Vulnerable People
The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (the Act) commenced on 7 November 2012. The Act aims to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT. The Act requires people working or volunteering in 'Activities or Services for Children' have contact with vulnerable people while engaging in regulated activities and services to register with the Office of Regulatory Services.
All parents/carers who choose to volunteer in classrooms, at sporting events, on excursions or as drivers should be familiar with the Working with Young People and Children Code of Conduct for Visitors and Volunteers and complete:
- Volunteers Nomination Form
- Confidentiality Undertaking
- Working with vulnerable People Registration