Search Legislation

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


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.

Back to top


Print Options


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources