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  • s. 6(8A) (8B) inserted by 2008 c. 14 Sch. 14 para. 8
  • s. 6(8A) word omitted by S.I. 2016/413 reg. 253(a)(i) (This amendment comes into force on the day that the amendment to s. 6 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c. 47) made by para. 8 of Sch. 14 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14) comes into force)
  • s. 6(8A) words inserted by S.I. 2016/413 reg. 253(a)(ii) (This amendment comes into force on the day that the amendment to s. 6 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c. 47) made by para. 8 of Sch. 14 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14) comes into force)
  • s. 13(1A) inserted by 2009 c. 26 s. 82(2) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 13(3A) inserted by 2009 c. 26 s. 82(4) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 13(6) inserted by 2009 c. 26 s. 82(6) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 13(11) substituted by 2009 c. 26 s. 82(7) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 30(2)(aa) (ab) inserted by 2009 c. 26 s. 85(2)(b) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 30(6A) (6B) inserted by 2009 c. 26 s. 85(6) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 30A 30B substituted for s. 30-32 by 2012 c. 9 s. 72(1)
  • s. 32(3)(aa) inserted by 2009 c. 26 s. 86(2)(b) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 33(3A)-(3D) inserted by 2012 c. 9 s. 72(2)(c)
  • s. 34A-34C inserted by 2009 c. 26 s. 87(2) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Ss. 82-87 repealed (10.9.2012) without ever being in force by 2012 c. 9, s. 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb))
  • s. 34ZA inserted by 2012 c. 9 s. 73
  • s. 41(4A)-(4C) inserted by S.I. 2009/1182 Sch. 5 para. 9(2)(a) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. It comes into force on the coming into force of s. 44(1) of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c. 47). S. 44(1) was repealed without ever being in force on 10.9.2012 by 2012 c. 9, s. 75(6), Sch. 10 Pt. 5; S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2)
  • s. 48(2A) inserted by 2012 c. 9 s. 76(3)(c)
  • s. 49(2A) inserted by 2012 c. 9 s. 76(4)(c)
  • s. 56(3)(fa) inserted by 2012 c. 9 Sch. 9 para. 68(4)(b)
  • Sch. 3 para. 5A inserted by 2012 c. 9 s. 74(1)
  • Sch. 3 para. 11A inserted by 2012 c. 9 s. 74(3)
  • Sch. 3 para. 16(4)(m) inserted by 2017 c. 16 Sch. 5 para. 35
  • Sch. 5 para. 12(a)(b) substituted by S.I. 2009/203 art. 14(3)

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41Registers: [F1power] to referE+W

(1)A keeper of a relevant register [F2may] provide [F3DBS] with any F4... information he holds relating to a person if the first and second conditions are satisfied.

(2)The first condition is that the keeper thinks—

(a)that paragraph 1, 2, 7 or 8 of Schedule 3 applies to the person,

(b)that the person has engaged in relevant conduct (within the meaning of paragraph 4 or 10 of Schedule 3) occurring after the commencement of this section, or

(c)that the harm test is satisfied.

(3)The harm test is that the person may—

(a)harm a child or vulnerable adult,

(b)cause a child or vulnerable adult to be harmed,

(c)put a child or vulnerable adult at risk of harm,

(d)attempt to harm a child or vulnerable adult, or

(e)incite another to harm a child or vulnerable adult.

(4)The second condition is that the keeper thinks—

(a)that the person is [F5or has been, or might in future be, engaged] in regulated activity F6..., and

(b)(except in a case where paragraph 1 [F7or 7] of Schedule 3 applies) that [F3DBS] may consider it appropriate for the person to be included in a barred list.

(5)A keeper of a relevant register may provide [F3DBS] with any F8... information he holds relating to a person if—

(a)he thinks that the person has engaged in relevant conduct (within the meaning of paragraph 4 or 10 of Schedule 3) occurring before the commencement of this section, and

(b)the condition in subsection (4) is satisfied.

(6)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) or (5)(a), conduct is inappropriate if it appears to the keeper to be inappropriate having regard to the guidance issued by the Secretary of State under paragraph 4(6) or 10(6) of Schedule 3.

(7)In this section—

(a)a relevant register is a register appearing in column 1 of the following table, and

(b)in relation to a relevant register, the keeper of the register is the corresponding person appearing in column 2 of the table.

Relevant registerKeeper of the register
1. The register of teachers maintained under section 3 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (c. 30)[F9The General Teaching Council for Wales]
2.[F10The register maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010][F11The registrar appointed under article 18 of that Order.]
3.[F12Any of] the lists of medical practitioners kept under section 2 of the Medical Act 1983 (c. 54)The registrar of the General Medical Council
4. The dentists register kept under section 14 of the Dentists Act 1984 (c. 24) or the dental care professionals register kept under section 36B of that ActThe registrar appointed under section 14 of that Act
5. The register of optometrists or the register of dispensing opticians maintained under section 7 of the Opticians Act 1989 (c. 44), or the register of persons undertaking training as optometrists or the register of persons undertaking training as dispensing opticians maintained under section 8A of that ActThe registrar of the General Optical Council
6. The register of osteopaths maintained under section 2 of the Osteopaths Act 1993 (c. 21)The Registrar of Osteopaths
7. The register of chiropractors maintained under section 2 of the Chiropractors Act 1994 (c. 17)The Registrar of Chiropractors
8. The register of social workers and social care workers [F13 in Wales] maintained [F14under section 80 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (anaw 2)] [F15the registrar appointed under section 81 of that Act]
9. The register of qualified nurses and midwives maintained under Article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (S.I. 2002/253)The registrar appointed under Article 4 of that Order
10. The register of members of relevant professions maintained under Article 5 of the [F16the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001]The registrar appointed under Article 4 of that Order

(8)The Secretary of State may by order amend the table in subsection (7) by inserting an entry or amending or omitting an entry for the time being contained in the table.

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Word in s. 41 heading substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(1)(d), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(j)

F2Word in s. 41(1) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(1)(a)(i), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(j)

F4Word in s. 41(1) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(1)(a)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(j)(bb)

F5Words in s. 41(4)(a) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(1)(b)(i), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(j)

F6Words in s. 41(4)(a) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(1)(b)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(j)(bb)

F7Words in s. 41(4)(b) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(1)(b)(iii), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(j)

F8Word in s. 41(5) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(1)(c), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(j)(bb)

F9Words in s. 41(7) Table substituted (1.4.2012) by Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 2 para. 27(2); S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

F12Words in s. 41(7) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 64 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F16Words in s. 41(7) Table substituted (1.8.2012) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), ss. 213(7)(m), 306(4) (with s. 230(6)); S.I. 2012/1319, art. 2(4)

Commencement Information

I1S. 41(1)(5) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(n)

I2S. 41(1)(5)(7)(8) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I3S. 41(2)-(4)(6) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I4S. 41(7) in force at 20.1.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(g)

I5S. 41(8) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(f)

42Registers: duty to provide information on requestE+W

(1)This section applies if [F3DBS] is considering—

(a)whether to include in a barred list a person who appears on a relevant register;

(b)whether to remove such a person from a barred list.

(2)[F3DBS] may require the keeper of the register to provide it with any prescribed information he holds relating to the person.

(3)The keeper of the register must comply with a requirement under subsection (2).

(4)References to a relevant register and the keeper of a relevant register must be construed in accordance with section 41(7).

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Commencement Information

I6S. 42 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(g)

I7S. 42 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(g)

I8S. 42(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(o)

43Registers: [F17provision of barring information to keepers of registers]E+W

[F18(1)Subsection (2) applies if—

(a)[F19DBS] knows or thinks that a person (A) appears on a relevant register, and

(b)either—

(i)A is included in a barred list, or

(ii)[F19DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification.

(2)[F19DBS] must—

(a)notify the keeper of the register of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii), and

(b)in the case where A is included in a barred list, provide the keeper of the register with such of the information on which [F19DBS] relied in including A in the list as [F19DBS] considers—

(i)to be relevant to the exercise of any function of the keeper, and

(ii)otherwise appropriate to provide.

( 3 )Subsection (4) applies if the keeper of a relevant register applies to [F19DBS] to ascertain in relation to a person (A) whether—

(a)A is included in a barred list, or

(b)[F19DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification.

( 4 )[F19DBS] must notify the keeper of the register as to whether the circumstances are as mentioned in subsection (3)(a) or (as the case may be) (b).

( 5 )[F19DBS] may (whether on an application by the keeper or otherwise) provide to the keeper of a relevant register such relevant information as [F19DBS] considers appropriate.

(5A)Subsection (5B) applies if—

(a)a keeper of a register has applied to [F20DBS] to be notified in relation to a person (A) if—

(i)A is included in a barred list, or

(ii)[F20DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification, and

(b)the application has not been withdrawn.

(5B)[F20DBS] must notify the keeper of the register if the circumstances are, or become, as mentioned in subsection (5A)(a)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii).

(5C)For the purposes of subsection (5A)(b) an application is withdrawn if—

(a)the keeper of the register notifies [F21DBS] that the keeper no longer wishes to be notified if the circumstances are, or become, as mentioned in subsection (5A)(a)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii) in relation to A, or

(b)[F21DBS] cancels the application on either of the following grounds—

(i)that the keeper has not answered, within such reasonable period as was required by [F21DBS] , a request from [F20DBS] as to whether the keeper still wishes to be notified if the circumstances are, or become, as mentioned in subsection (5A)(a)(i) or (as the case may be) (ii), or

(ii)that A neither appears in the register nor is being considered for inclusion in the register.

(5D)A keeper of a relevant register may apply for information under this section, or to be notified under this section, in relation to a person (A) only if—

(a)A appears in the register, or

(b)A is being considered for inclusion in the register.

(5E)The duties in subsections (2), (4) and (5B) do not apply if [F19DBS] F22... is satisfied that the keeper of the register already has the information concerned.

(5F)[F23DBS] may determine the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.

(5G)In this section relevant information is information—

(a)which—

(i)relates to the protection of children or vulnerable adults in general, or of any child or vulnerable adult in particular, and

(ii)is relevant to the exercise of any function of the keeper of the register, but

(b)which is not—

(i)information that the circumstances are as mentioned in subsection (1)(b)(i) or (ii) in relation to a person,

(ii)any information provided under subsection (2)(b), or

(iii)information falling within paragraph 19(5) of Schedule 3.

(5H)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (5G).]

( 6 )In this section—

(a) a relevant register is a register appearing in column 1 F24 ... of the table in section 41(7), and

(b)in relation to a relevant register, the keeper of the register is the corresponding person appearing in column 2 of the table.

( 7 )A person is subject to a relevant disqualification if he is included in a list maintained under the law of Scotland or Northern Ireland which the Secretary of State specifies by order as corresponding to a barred list.

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F17Words in s. 43 heading substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(5), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(l)

F18S. 43(1)-(5H) substituted for (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157) for specified purposes) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(3), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(k)

F24Words in s. 43(6)(a) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(4), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(l)(bb)

Commencement Information

I9S. 43(3)-(5) in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(h)

I10S. 43(6) in force at 10.9.2012 by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(a)

I11S. 43(7) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(g)

I12S. 43(7) in force at 10.9.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(b)

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F25S. 44 repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 75(6), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(l)(bb)

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(1)A supervisory authority [F27may] provide [F28DBS] with any F29... information it holds relating to a person if the first and second conditions are satisfied.

(2)The first condition is that the supervisory authority thinks, on the basis of relevant evidence—

(a)that paragraph 1, 2, 7 or 8 of Schedule 3 applies to the person,

(b)that the person has engaged in relevant conduct (within the meaning of paragraph 4 or 10 of Schedule 3) occurring after the commencement of this section, or

(c)that the harm test is satisfied.

(3)The harm test is that the person may—

(a)harm a child or vulnerable adult,

(b)cause a child or vulnerable adult to be harmed,

(c)put a child or vulnerable adult at risk of harm,

(d)attempt to harm a child or vulnerable adult, or

(e)incite another to harm a child or vulnerable adult.

(4)The second condition is that the supervisory authority thinks—

(a)that the person is [F30or has been, or might in future be, engaged] in regulated activity F31... , and

(b)(except in a case where paragraph 1 [F32or 7] of Schedule 3 applies) that [F28DBS] may consider it appropriate for the person to be included in a barred list.

(5)The supervisory authority may provide [F28DBS] with any F33... information it holds relating to a person if—

(a)it thinks, on the basis of relevant evidence, that the person has engaged in relevant conduct (within the meaning of paragraph 4 or 10 of Schedule 3) occurring before the commencement of this section, and

(b)the condition in subsection (4) is satisfied.

F34(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)A supervisory authority is—

(a)a registration authority within the meaning of section 5 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14) in respect of its functions under Part 2 of that Act;

[F35(aza)the Secretary of State in respect of the Secretary of State's functions under sections 141B to 141E of the Education Act 2002;

(azb)the Secretary of State in respect of the Secretary of State's functions under Chapter 1 of Part 4 of the Education and Skills Act 2008;]

[F36(aa) the Secretary of State in respect of his functions under Chapter 1 of Part 10 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32) ; ]

(b)the [F37Welsh Ministers] in respect of its functions under Chapter 1 of Part 10 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32);

[F38(c)the Care Quality Commission in respect of its functions under Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008;]

F39(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)the [F40Welsh Ministers] in respect of its functions under Chapters 4 and 6 of Part 2 of [F41the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003];

[F42(ea)the Welsh Ministers in the exercise of their functions under Part 10A, Part 11 or Part 12 of the Children Act 1989;]

(f)the Public Guardian in the exercise of his functions;

(g)Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England in the exercise of his functions;

(h)Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales in the exercise of his functions;

(i)the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales in the exercise of their functions.

(8)Relevant evidence is evidence obtained by the supervisory authority in the exercise of the functions mentioned in subsection (7).

(9)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (7) by inserting a paragraph or amending or omitting a paragraph for the time being contained in the subsection.

(10)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) or (5)(a), conduct is inappropriate if it appears to the supervisory authority to be inappropriate having regard to the guidance issued by the Secretary of State under paragraph 4(6) or 10(6) of Schedule 3.

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F26Word in s. 45 heading substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(e), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F27Word in s. 45(1) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(a)(i), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F29Word in s. 45(1) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(a)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)(bb)

F30Words in s. 45(4)(a) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(b)(i), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F31Words in s. 45(4)(a) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(b)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)(bb)

F32Words in s. 45(4)(b) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(b)(iii), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F33Word in s. 45(5) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(c), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)(bb)

F34S. 45(6) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(1)(d), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)(bb)

F35S. 45(7)(aza)(azb) inserted (1.4.2012) by Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 2 para. 27(3); S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

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I13S. 45(1)(5) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(q)

I14S. 45(1)(5)(7)(9) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I15S. 45(2)-(4)(6)(8)(10) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I16S. 45(7) in force at 20.1.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(h)

I17S. 45(9) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(i)

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(1)This section applies if [F28DBS] is considering—

(a)whether to include in a barred list a person in relation to whom [F28DBS] thinks that a supervisory authority may have prescribed information;

(b)whether to remove such a person from a barred list.

(2)[F28DBS] may require the supervisory authority to provide it with any prescribed information it holds relating to the person.

(3)The supervisory authority must comply with a requirement under subsection (2).

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I18S. 46 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(i)

I19S. 46 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(h)

I20S. 46(1)(a)(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(r)

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(1)If a supervisory authority applies to [F28DBS] for information within subsection (2) or (3) relating to a person (B), [F28DBS] must provide the supervisory authority with that information.

(2)The information within this subsection is—

(a)whether B is barred from regulated activity relating to children,

F44(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F44(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F44(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F44(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)The information within this subsection is—

(a)whether B is barred from regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults,

F45(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)A supervisory authority may apply for information under this section only if the information is required in connection with the exercise of a function of the supervisory authority mentioned in section 45(7).

F46(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)The Secretary of State may by order amend this section for the purpose of altering the information within subsection (2) or (3).

(7)[F47DBS] may [F48determine] the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.

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F43Words in s. 47 heading substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(2)(a), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F44S. 47(2)(b)-(e) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(2)(c), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F45S. 47(3)(b)-(e) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(2)(d), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F46S. 47(5) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(2)(e), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F48Word in s. 47(7) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(2)(f), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

Commencement Information

I21S. 47(1)-(4) in force at 10.9.2012 by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(c)

I22S. 47(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(j)

I23S. 47(7) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(s)

I24S. 47(7) in force at 10.9.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(d)

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(1)This section applies if—

(a)a person is F49... included in the children's barred list,

(b)[F50DBS] becomes aware that a person is subject to a relevant children's disqualification, F51...

F51(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)[F52DBS] must notify every interested supervisory authority of the circumstance mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) (as the case may be) of subsection (1).

(3)A supervisory authority is an interested supervisory authority only if—

(a)it has applied to [F53DBS] to be notified if any of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (1) occurs in relation to the person, and

(b)the application has not been withdrawn.

(4)A supervisory authority may apply to [F54DBS] under subsection (3)(a) only if the notification is required in connection with the exercise of a function of the supervisory authority mentioned in section 45(7).

(5)For the purposes of subsection (3)(b) an application is withdrawn if the supervisory authority notifies [F55DBS] that it no longer wishes to be notified if any of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (1) occurs in relation to the person.

(6)A person is subject to a relevant children's disqualification if he is 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.

(7)The Secretary of State may provide that in prescribed circumstances a supervisory authority is not an interested supervisory authority for the purposes of this section.

(8)[F56DBS] may [F57determine] the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.

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F49Word in s. 48(1)(a) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(3)(a)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F51S. 48(1)(c) and preceding word repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(3)(a)(v), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F57Word in s. 48(8) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(3)(f), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

Commencement Information

I25S. 48(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(k)

I26S. 48(7)(8) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(t)

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(1)This section applies if—

(a)a person is F58... included in the adults' barred list,

(b)[F59DBS] becomes aware that a person is subject to a relevant adults' disqualification, F60...

F60(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)[F61DBS] must notify every interested supervisory authority of the circumstance mentioned in paragraph (a) [F62or (b)] (as the case may be) of subsection (1).

(3)A supervisory authority is an interested supervisory authority only if—

(a)it has applied to [F63DBS] to be notified if any of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (1) occurs in relation to the person, and

(b)the application has not been withdrawn.

(4)A supervisory authority may apply to [F64DBS] under subsection (3)(a) only if the notification is required in connection with the exercise of a function of the supervisory authority mentioned in section 45(7).

(5)For the purposes of subsection (3)(b) an application is withdrawn if the supervisory authority notifies [F65DBS] that it no longer wishes to be notified if any of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (1) occurs in relation to the person.

(6)A person is subject to a relevant adults' disqualification if he is 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.

(7)The Secretary of State may provide that in prescribed circumstances a supervisory authority is not an interested supervisory authority for the purposes of this section.

(8)[F66DBS] may [F67determine] the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.

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F58Word in s. 49(1)(a) repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(4)(a)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F60S. 49(1)(c) and preceding word repealed (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(4)(a)(v), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F62Words in s. 49(2) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(4)(b), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(bb)

F67Word in s. 49(8) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(4)(f), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

Commencement Information

I27S. 49(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(l)

I28S. 49(7)(8) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(u)

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(1)This section applies if [F68DBS] has information that it thinks is relevant to a supervisory authority.

(2)[F68DBS] [F69may (whether on an application by the authority or otherwise)] provide the supervisory authority with the information.

(3)Information is relevant to a supervisory authority if—

(a)it relates to the protection of children or vulnerable adults in general, or of any child or vulnerable adult in particular, and

(b)is relevant to the exercise of any function of the authority [F70which is mentioned in section 45(7)],

but does not include information falling within paragraph 19(5) of Schedule 3 [F71or of any circumstance mentioned in section 48(1) or 49(1)] in relation to a person.

[F72(4)A supervisory authority may apply to [F68DBS] under this section only if the information is required in connection with the exercise of a function of the supervisory authority which is mentioned in section 45(7).

(5)[F73DBS] may determine the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.]

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F69Words in s. 50(2) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(5)(a), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F70Words in s. 50(3)(b) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(5)(b)(i), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F71Words in s. 50(3) substituted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(5)(b)(ii), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

F72S. 50(4)(5) inserted (10.9.2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2157)) by Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9), ss. 76(5)(c), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(m)

Commencement Information

I29S. 50 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(j)

I30S. 50 in force at 22.6.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/1503, art. 3

I31S. 50 in force at 22.4.2010 for specified purposes by S.I. 2010/1101, art. 4

I32S. 50 in force at 10.9.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(e)

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