Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
7.The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 received Royal Assent on 8 November 2006. The legislation establishes a vetting and barring scheme for England, Wales and Northern Ireland similar to the scheme established by this Act for Scotland. This Act makes provision to: complement the 2006 Act; ensure that both schemes are properly connected; and avoid cross-border loopholes. In addition, section 87 of the Act provides a power to make further devolved provision by order for the purpose of giving full effect to the SVG Act or to any future distinct Northern Ireland legislation.