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Protection of Children Act 1999

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3 Inclusion in list on transfer from Consultancy Service Index.E+W

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(1)This section applies where—

(a)an individual is included in the Consultancy Service Index (otherwise than provisionally) immediately before the commencement of this section;

(b)he was so included on a reference made to the Secretary of State by an organisation; and

(c)any of the conditions mentioned in section 2(2)(a) to (c) above, or the condition mentioned in section 2(3) above, was fulfilled in relation to that reference.

(2)If it appears from the information submitted with the reference that it may be appropriate for the individual to be included in the list kept by the Secretary of State under section 1 above, the Secretary of State shall—

(a)invite observations from the individual on the information submitted with the reference and, if he thinks fit, on any observations submitted under paragraph (b) below; and

(b)invite observations from the organisation on any observations on the information submitted with the reference and, if he thinks fit, on any other observations under paragraph (a) above.

(3)The Secretary of State shall include the individual in the list kept by him under section 1 above if, after he has considered the information submitted with the reference, any observations submitted to him and any other information which he considers relevant, he is of the opinion—

(a)that the organisation reasonably considered the individual to be guilty of misconduct (whether or not in the course of his employment) which harmed a child or placed a child at risk of harm; and

(b)that the individual is unsuitable to work with children.

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I1S. 3 wholly in force at 2.10.2000; s. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 14(2); s. 3(1)(2) in force (5.6.2000) by S.I. 2000/1459, art. 2; s. 3(3) in force (1.9.2000) for certain purposes by S.I. 2000/2337, art. 2(1)(b); s. 3 in force at 2.10.2000 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2000/2337, art. 2(2)

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