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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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18.  (1)  The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that a person commits an offence if—

(a)he engages in activity that is regulated activity by virtue of paragraph 1(7) or 7(9) of Schedule 2, and

(b)he is not subject to monitoring in relation to the activity.

(2) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that a prescribed person (P) commits an offence if he fails in the prescribed period to make a check in accordance with Article 19 in relation to another person (B) appointed to a position mentioned in paragraph 4(1) or 8(1) of Schedule 2.

(3) Regulations under paragraph (1) or (2) may provide for defences to the offence.

(4) An offence created by regulations under this Article is punishable on summary conviction with a maximum fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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