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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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2.—(1) Subject to Article 22(1), the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) applies to this Order as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

[F1(2A)]  In this Order—

the 1972 Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 14);

the 2003 Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 9);

[F2adult” means a person who has attained the age of 18; ]

“the adults' barred list” must be construed in accordance with Article 6(1)(b);

barred list” means the children's barred list or the adults' barred list;

child” means a person who has not attained the age of 18;

the Children Order” means the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 2);

“the children's barred list” must be construed in accordance with Article 6(1)(a);

employment agency” and “employment business” must be construed in accordance with Part II of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 20);

[F3HSC body” means any of the following within the meaning of the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009—

(a)

the Regional Health and Social Care Board;

(b)

the Regional Agency for Public Health and Social Well-being;

(c)

a HSC trust;

(d)

a special agency;

(e)

the Patient and Client Council;]

[F4DBS] ” must be construed in accordance with Article 5;

F5...

[F6social care]” has the same meaning as in the 1972 Order;

personnel supplier” means—

(a)

a person carrying on an employment agency or an employment business, or

(b)

an educational institution which supplies to another person a student who is following a course at the institution, for the purpose of enabling the student to obtain experience of engaging in regulated F7... activity;

prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State;

[F8RQIA” means the Health and Social Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority;]

“statutory provision” must be construed in accordance with section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c,33);

“supervisory authority” must be construed in accordance with Article 47(7);

“vulnerable adult” [F9means any adult to whom an activity which is a regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults by virtue of any paragraph of paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 2 is provided] .

(2) A reference (however expressed) to a person being barred must be construed in accordance with Article 7.

F10(3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4) Nothing in this Order affects any power to provide information which exists apart from this Order.

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F1Art. 2(2A): art. 2(2) renumbered as art. 2(2A) (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 76(3); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(v)

F2Words in art. 2(2) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 2(1)(a); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

F5Words in art. 2(2) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 76(2)(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(v)(bb)

F7Words in art. 2(2) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 76(2)(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(v)(bb)

F8Art. 2(2): definition of "RQIA" substituted (1.4.2010) for definition of "the Regulation and Improvement Authority" by Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Regulated Activity, Devolution Alignment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010/30), art. 15(1)

F9Words in art. 2(2) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 7 para. 2(1)(b); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(z)(i)

F10Art. 2(3) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 76(4), Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(v)(bb)

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