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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Personnel suppliers: duty to refer

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38.—(1) A personnel supplier must provide IBB with any prescribed information it holds in relation to a person (P) who has been supplied by it to another person if the supplier knows that P has ceased to be engaged in regulated activity or controlled activity in the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) or (b) of Article 37.

(2) A personnel supplier which is an employment agency or employment business must provide IBB with any prescribed information it holds in relation to a person (P) for whom it acts if—

(a)the agency or business determines to cease to act for P for a reason mentioned in paragraph (4), or

(b)it does not determine to cease to act for P for such a reason but would or might have done so if its arrangement with, or employment of, him had not otherwise come to an end.

(3) A personnel supplier which is an educational institution must provide IBB with any prescribed information it holds in relation to a student (P) following a course at the institution if—

(a)the institution determines to cease to supply P to another person for him to engage in regulated or controlled activity for a reason mentioned in paragraph (4),

(b)the institution determines that P should cease to follow a course at the institution for a reason mentioned in paragraph (4), or

(c)it does not determine as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) for such a reason but would or might have done so if P had not otherwise ceased to engage in the activity or ceased to follow the course.

(4) The reasons are that the personnel supplier thinks—

(a)that paragraph 1, 2, 7 or 8 of Schedule 1 applies to P,

(b)that P has engaged in relevant conduct (within the meaning of paragraph 4 or 10 of Schedule 1), or

(c)that the harm test is satisfied.

(5) The harm test is that P may—

(a)harm a child or vulnerable adult,

(b)cause a child or vulnerable adult to be harmed,

(c)put a child or vulnerable adult at risk of harm,

(d)attempt to harm a child or vulnerable adult, or

(e)incite another to harm a child or vulnerable adult.

(6) For the purposes of paragraph (4)(b), conduct is inappropriate if it appears to the personnel supplier to be inappropriate having regard to the guidance issued by the Secretary of State under paragraph 4(6) or 10(6) of Schedule 1.

(7) An employment agency acts for a person if it makes arrangements with him with a view to—

(a)finding him employment with an employer, or

(b)supplying him to employers for employment by them.

(8) An employment business acts for a person if it employs him to act for and under the control of other persons in any capacity.

(9) In this Article “employment” has the same meaning as in Part II of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 20).

(10) This Article does not apply if the conditions specified in paragraph (1), (2) or (3) are fulfilled before the Article is commenced.

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