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Explanatory Memorandum to Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Introduction

1.The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (“the Order”) was made on 2 May 2007. This Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (“the Department”) in order to assist the reader in understanding the Order. It does not form part of the Order.

2.The Memorandum needs to be read in conjunction with the Order. It does not, and is not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Order. So where an article or part of an article or schedule does not seem to require an explanation or comment, none is given.

3.The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 extends to England and Wales with certain provisions in the Act extending to Northern Ireland. The Order replicates the provisions of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 which do not extend to Northern Ireland.

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