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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Articles 17 and 18: checks

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19.—(1) This Article has effect for the purposes of Articles 17 and 18.

(2) P makes a check in accordance with this Article if—

(a)he obtains relevant information relating to B in pursuance of an application under Article 32, or

(b)he obtains a copy of an enhanced criminal record certificate relating to B issued in relation to P.

(3) P makes a check in accordance with this Article if—

(a)an enhanced criminal record certificate relating to B is issued during the prescribed period,

(b)the application for the certificate is countersigned on behalf of P by a registered person (within the meaning of Part 5 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50)), and

(c)P obtains from the registered person the information mentioned in paragraph (4) derived from the certificate.

(4) The information is—

(a)whether B is subject to monitoring, and

(b)whether IBB is considering whether to include B in a barred list in pursuance of paragraph 3 or 5 or (as the case may be) 9 or 11 of Schedule 1.

(5) In paragraph (2)(a) “relevant information” means—

(a)in relation to a person appointed to a position mentioned in paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 2, relevant information relating to children (within the meaning of Article 33);

(b)in relation to a person appointed to a position mentioned in paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 2, relevant information relating to vulnerable adults (within the meaning of Article 33).

(6) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) an enhanced criminal record certificate is issued in relation to P only if—

(a)he countersigned the application for the certificate as a registered person for the purposes of Part 5 of the Police Act 1997, or

(b)the application was countersigned on his behalf by such a person.

(7) In this Article “enhanced criminal record certificate” means—

(a)in relation to a person appointed to a position mentioned in paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 2, an enhanced criminal record certificate issued under the Police Act 1997 containing suitability information relating to children (within the meaning of section 113BA of that Act);

(b)in relation to a person appointed to a position mentioned in paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 2, an enhanced criminal record certificate issued under that Act containing suitability information relating to vulnerable adults (within the meaning of section 113BB of that Act).

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