The ACT Government is seeking community comment on a proposed system of background checking of people working with vulnerable people in the ACT. The ACT Minister for Community Services, Katy Gallagher MLA, released a discussion paper on A Working with Vulnerable People Checking System for the ACT in mid August 2009.
Factsheets and the discussion paper can be obtained at: www.dhcs.act.gov.au/publications/wwvpc.
For a hardcopy of the discussion paper or to discuss aspects of the proposed checking system, please contact Mathew Munro, Policy Manager, ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services on 6205 8329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested stakeholders may also participate in an online forum on this topic at: www.bangthetable.com/workingwithvulnerablepeople
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The closing date for submissions is 12 October 2009.