Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 Explanatory Notes

Section 85: Duty to assist protection providers

199.This section places a duty on all public authorities to take reasonable steps to provide assistance to protection providers when requested so to do. This will assist where the public authority is involved in the provision of services directly to citizens, such as education or health authorities, and these services are requested without any historic documentation – or with anonymised documentation – being available for the protected person and other members of his family.

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