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The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Order 2014

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Order 2014 and comes into force on 16th March 2014.

Provision of information to the United Kingdom Central Authority

2.  After article 16 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2010(1) insert—

16A.(1) Where the United Kingdom Central Authority requests the information specified in paragraph (2) in relation to any individual, Scottish Ministers must provide that information to the United Kingdom Central Authority if they hold that information by virtue of performing their functions under Part 1 of the 2007 Act.

(2) The information specified is the fact that an individual is included in the children’s list (kept by Scottish Ministers under section 1(1)(a) of the 2007 Act) as a result of a conviction for any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 of the Directive.

(3) In this article—

(a)“the Directive” means Directive 2011/93/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA(2); and

(b)“United Kingdom Central Authority” means the person designated as the United Kingdom Central Authority under Article 3 of Council Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA on the organisation and content of the exchange of information extracted from the criminal record between Member States(3)..

AILEEN CAMPBELL

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

4th February 2014

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