Vulnerable person-related employment checks assess whether a potential employee or volunteer could pose a risk to the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people. These checks are valid for three years and are continuously monitored.
There are no laws requiring people to have this type of check, but an organisation may want you to have one as a condition of working with them.
A vulnerable person-related employment check may be needed for:
If your work or volunteer role means you have a different check, such as for working in the disability sector or working with children, you don’t need to get a vulnerable person-related check, too.
Organisations can do their own vulnerable person-related assessment using a national police check.