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(1)There shall be a body corporate to be known as the Independent Barring Board (“IBB”).
(2)Schedule 1 makes provision relating to IBB.
(3)Schedule 2 (transfers to IBB) has effect.
(1)IBB must establish and maintain—
(a)the children's barred list;
(b)the adults' barred list.
(2)Part 1 of Schedule 3 applies for the purpose of determining whether an individual is included in the children's barred list.
(3)Part 2 of that Schedule applies for the purpose of determining whether an individual is included in the adults' barred list.
(4)Part 3 of that Schedule contains supplementary provision.
(5)In respect of an individual who is included in a barred list, IBB must keep other information of such description as is prescribed.
(1)A reference to a person being barred from regulated activity must be construed in accordance with this section.
(2)A person is barred from regulated activity relating to children if he is—
(a)included in the children's barred list;
(b)included in a list maintained under the law of Scotland or Northern Ireland which the Secretary of State specifies by order as corresponding to the children's barred list.
(3)A person is barred from regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults if he is—
(a)included in the adults' barred list;
(b)included in a list maintained under the law of Scotland or Northern Ireland which the Secretary of State specifies by order as corresponding to the adults' barred list.
(1)An individual who is included in a barred list may appeal to the Tribunal against—
(a)a decision under paragraph 2 or 8 of Schedule 3 not to remove him from the list;
(b)a decision under paragraph 3, 5, 9 or 11 of that Schedule to include him in the list;
(c)a decision under paragraph 17 or 18 of that Schedule not to remove him from the list.
(2)An appeal under subsection (1) may be made only on the grounds that IBB has made a mistake—
(a)on any point of law;
(b)in any finding of fact which it has made and on which the decision mentioned in that subsection was based.
(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), the decision whether or not it is appropriate for an individual to be included in a barred list is not a question of law or fact.
(4)An appeal under subsection (1) may be made only with the permission of the Tribunal.
(5)Unless the Tribunal finds that IBB has made a mistake of law or fact, it must confirm the decision of IBB.
(6)If the Tribunal finds that IBB has made such a mistake it must—
(a)direct IBB to remove the person from the list, or
(b)remit the matter to IBB for a new decision.
(7)If the Tribunal remits a matter to IBB under subsection (6)(b)—
(a)the Tribunal may set out any findings of fact which it has made (on which IBB must base its new decision); and
(b)the person must be removed from the list until IBB makes its new decision, unless the Tribunal directs otherwise.
(8)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision as to the procedure of the Tribunal (including provision as to the award of costs by the Tribunal).
(9)A person may appeal on a point of law to the Court of Appeal against a decision of the Tribunal.
(10)An appeal under subsection (9) may be made only with the permission of the Court of Appeal.
(11)In this section “the Tribunal” means the Tribunal established under section 9 of the Protection of Children Act 1999 (c. 14).
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