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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

  2. References and Interpretations

  3. Summary and Background

    1. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

    2. Functions of the Scottish Ministers in the Act

  4. Overview

    1. Part 1 – the Lists

      1. Section 1.  Duty of the Scottish Ministers to keep lists

      2. Sections 2 – 6.  Referrals by organisations, businesses, agencies and others

      3. Section 7.  Reference by court

      4. Section 8.  Reference by certain other persons

      5. Section 9.  Failure to refer: offence

      6. Sections 10 – 13.  Consideration whether to list

      7. Section 14.  Automatic listing

      8. Sections 15 and 16.  Inclusion in the lists

      9. Sections 17 – 20.  Information relevant to listing decisions

      10. Sections 21 – 24.  Appeals against listing

      11. Sections 25 – 27.  Removing individuals from the lists

      12. Section 28.  Late representations

      13. Section 29.  Removal from list

      14. Section 30.  Notice of listing etc.

      15. Section 31.  Relevant inquiries

      16. Section 32.  Relevant offences etc.

      17. Section 33.  Duty to notify certain changes

      18. Sections 34 – 37.  Offences relating to regulated work

      19. Section 38.  Police access to lists

      20. Section 39.  Restriction on listing in children’s list

      21. Section 40.  Restrictions on listing in adults' list

      22. Section 41.  Protections from actions for damages

      23. Section 42.  Power to regulate procedure etc.

      24. Section 43.  Transfer from DWCL

    2. Part 2: Vetting and Disclosure

      1. Sections 44 and 45.  The scheme and participation in it

      2. Section 46.  Statement of scheme membership

      3. Sections 47 – 49.  Scheme members, records and vetting

      4. Section 50.  Duty to notify certain changes

      5. Section 51.  Correction of inaccurate scheme record

      6. Sections 52 – 55.  Disclosure records

      7. Section 56.  Crown work

      8. Section 57.  Disclosure restrictions

      9. Sections 58 – 61.  Removal from scheme

      10. Sections 62 – 64.  Evidence of identity

      11. Sections 65 – 69.  Offences relating to vetting information

      12. Section 70.  Fees

      13. Section 71.  Forms

      14. Section 72.  Procedure

      15. Section 73.  Consideration of suitability: supplementary

      16. Section 74.  Delegation of vetting and disclosure functions

      17. Section 75.  Sources of information

      18. Section 76.  Police access to scheme information

      19. Section 77.  Statements of scheme membership: disclosure of whether individual under consideration for listing

    3. Part 3: Amendment of Part 5 of the Police Act 1997

      1. Section 78.  Information in criminal conviction and record certificates

      2. Section 79.  Form of Part 5 applications

      3. Section 80.  Payment of fee for information from certain police forces

      4. Section 81.  Regulations about registration

    4. Part 4: “School Care Accommodation Services”

      1. Section 82.  Meaning of "school care accommodation service"

      2. Section 83.  Application of fire safety rules to school care accommodation service

    5. Part 5: Supplementary and General

      1. Section 84.  Guidance

      2. Section 85.  Annual report

      3. Section 86.  Transfer of Disclosure Scotland staff etc.

      4. Section 87.  Power to give effect to corresponding legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

      5. Section 88.  Modification of enactments

      6. Section 89.  Offences by bodies corporate etc.

      7. Section 90.  Crown application

    6. Part 6: Interpretation

      1. Section 91.  Regulated work

      2. Section 92.  Meaning of references to being barred from regulated work

      3. Section 93.  Harm

      4. Section 94.  Meaning of “protected adult”

      5. Section 95.  Meaning of “work”

      6. Section 96.  Fostering

        1. Scope of foster carer in this Act

        2. Employers and referrals

        3. Permanence orders

        4. Supervision requirements

        5. Foster care and work

        6. Definitions

      7. Section 97.  General interpretation

    7. Part 7: Final Provisions

      1. Section 98.  Ancillary provision

      2. Section 99.  Saving: disclosure of information

      3. Section 100.  Orders and regulations

      4. Section 101.  Commencement

    8. Schedule 1: Relevant Offences

    9. Schedule 2: Regulated Work With Children

    10. Part 1: Preliminary

    11. Part 2: Activities

    12. Part 3: Establishments

    13. Part 4: Positions

    14. Part 5: General

    15. Schedule 3: Regulated Work With Adults

    16. Part 1: Preliminary

    17. Part 2: Activities

    18. Part 3: Establishments

    19. Part 4: Positions

    20. Part 5: General

    21. Schedule 4: Minor and Consequential Amendments and Repeals

      1. Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965

      2. Education (Scotland) Act 1980

      3. Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984

      4. Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

      5. Police Act 1997

      6. Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003

      7. Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 5)

      8. Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 10)

      9. Inquiries Act 2005 (c.12)

      10. Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 10)

  5. Parliamentary History

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