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The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation: general

  3. PART II PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

    1. CHAPTER I PERSONS UNSUITABLE TO WORK WITH CHILDREN

      1. List of persons unsuitable to work with children

        1. 3.Duty of Department to keep list

      2. Inclusion in list under Article 3

        1. 4.Inclusion in list on reference following disciplinary action, etc.

        2. 5.Employment agencies, nursing agencies and employment businesses: duty to refer

        3. 6.Power of other authorities to refer

        4. 7.Individuals named in the findings of certain inquiries

        5. 8.Inclusion in list on reference under Part III

        6. 9.Reference by authority making direct payments in respect of services

        7. 10.Inclusion in list on transfer from Pre-Employment Consultancy Service Register

      3. Appeals and applications to Social Care Tribunal

        1. 11.Appeals against inclusion in list

        2. 12.Application for removal from list

        3. 13.Conditions for application under Article 12

        4. 14.Restoration to list

      4. List in connection with prohibiting or restricting employment in schools, etc.

        1. 15.List in connection with prohibiting or restricting employment in schools, etc.

      5. Effect of inclusion in either list

        1. 16.Effect of inclusion in either list

        2. 17.Access to the lists

      6. Supplementary

        1. 18.Accredited organisations

        2. 19.Whistle-blowing by employee or member of child care organisation

        3. 20.Interpretation of this Chapter

        4. 21.Transitional provisions

    2. CHAPTER II DISQUALIFICATION FROM WORKING WITH CHILDREN

      1. Disqualification orders

        1. 22.Meaning of “offence against a child”

        2. 23.Disqualification of adults from working with children

        3. 24.Disqualification of juveniles from working with children

        4. 25.Articles 23 and 24: supplementary

        5. 26.Appeals

        6. 27.Review of disqualification

        7. 28.Conditions for applications under Article 27

        8. 29.Restoration of disqualification order

      2. Effect of disqualification from working with children

        1. 30.Persons disqualifed from working with children: offences

        2. 31.Meaning of “regulated position”

        3. 32.Disqualification in other jurisdictions

        4. 33.Rehabilitation of offenders

      3. Interpretation of Chapter II

        1. 34.Interpretation of this Chapter

  4. PART III PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

    1. List of persons unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults

      1. 35.Duty of Department to keep list

    2. Inclusion in list under Article 35

      1. 36.Persons who provide care for vulnerable adults: duty to refer

      2. 37.Employment agencies, nursing agencies and employment businesses: duty to refer

      3. 38.Power of other authorities to refer

      4. 39.Individuals named in the findings of certain inquiries

      5. 40.Inclusion in list on reference under Part II

      6. 41.Inclusion in list on transfer from Pre-Employment Consultancy Service Register

    3. Appeals and applications to Social Care Tribunal

      1. 42.Appeals against inclusion in list

      2. 43.Application for removal from list

      3. 44.Conditions for application under Article 43

      4. 45.Restoration to list

    4. Effect of inclusion in list

      1. 46.Effect of inclusion in list

      2. 47.Access to list

    5. Supplementary

      1. 48.Interpretation of this Part

      2. 49.Transitional provisions

  5. PART IV SOCIAL CARE TRIBUNALS

    1. 50.Social Care Tribunals

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

      MEANING OF “OFFENCE AGAINST A CHILD”

      1. 1.The offences mentioned in Article 22(1)(a) are—

      2. 2.The offences mentioned in Article 22(1)(b) are—

      3. 3.A person falls within this paragraph if—

  7. Explanatory Note

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