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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Supervisory authorities: notification of barring, etc in respect of children

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50.—(1) This Article applies if—

(a)a person is newly included in the children’s barred list,

(b)the Secretary of State becomes aware that a person is subject to a relevant children’s disqualification, or

(c)having been subject to monitoring in relation to regulated activity relating to children, a person ceases to be so subject by virtue of Article 30.

(2) The Secretary of State must notify every interested supervisory authority of the circumstance mentioned in sub-paragraph (a), (b) or (c) (as the case may be) of paragraph (1).

(3) A supervisory authority is an interested supervisory authority only if—

(a)it has applied to the Secretary of State to be notified if any of the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (1) occurs in relation to the person, and

(b)the application has not been withdrawn.

(4) A supervisory authority may apply to the Secretary of State under paragraph (3)(a) only if the notification is required in connection with the exercise of a function of the supervisory authority mentioned in Article 47(7).

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (3)(b) an application is withdrawn if the supervisory authority notifies the Secretary of State that it no longer wishes to be notified if any of the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (1) occurs in relation to the person.

(6) A person is subject to a relevant children’s disqualification if he is included in a list maintained under the law of England and Wales or Scotland which the Secretary of State specifies by order as corresponding to the children’s barred list.

(7) The Secretary of State may provide that in prescribed circumstances a supervisory authority is not an interested supervisory authority for the purposes of this Article.

(8) The Secretary of State may prescribe the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this Article.

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