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Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act 2000

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Provision for the protection of children

24Provision for the protection of children

(1)The [1999 c. 14.] Protection of Children Act 1999 (“the 1999 Act”) shall have effect as if the Service were a child care organisation within the meaning of that Act.

(2)Arrangements which the Service makes with an organisation under section 13(1) must provide that, before selecting an individual to be employed under the arrangements in a child care position, the organisation—

(a)must ascertain whether the individual is included in any of the lists mentioned in section 7(1) of the 1999 Act, and

(b)if he is included in any of those lists, must not select him for that employment.

(3)Such arrangements must provide that, if at any time the organisation has power to refer a relevant individual to the Secretary of State under section 2 of the 1999 Act (inclusion in list on reference following disciplinary action etc.), the organisation must so refer him.

  • In this subsection, “relevant individual” means an individual who is or has been employed in a child care position under the arrangements.

(4)In this section, “child care position” and “employment” have the same meanings as in the 1999 Act.

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