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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

2006 CHAPTER 47

An Act to make provision in connection with the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

[8th November 2006]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

BarringE+W+N.I.

1[F1Independent Safeguarding Authority]E+W+N.I.

[F2(1)There shall be a body corporate to be known as the [F1Independent Safeguarding Authority] (“[F1ISA]”).

(2)Schedule 1 makes provision relating to [F1ISA].

(3)Schedule 2 (transfers to [F1ISA]) has effect.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 1 substituted (12.11.2009) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 81(2)(3)(m)(i), 116(5)(a)

Commencement Information

I1S. 1 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I2S. 1 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

2Barred listsE+W

(1)[F3DBS] must F4... 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, [F3DBS] must keep other information of such description as is prescribed.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I3S. 2 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

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

I5S. 2 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I6S. 2(2)(3) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(a)

I7S. 2(2)-(4) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(o)

I8S. 2(4) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(b)

I9S. 2(4) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(v)

I10S. 2(5) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(c)

3Barred personsE+W

(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.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I11S. 3 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I12S. 3(1)(2)(a) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 2(a)

I13S. 3(2)(b)(3)(b) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(a)

4AppealsE+W

(1)An individual who is included in a barred list may appeal to the [F5Upper] Tribunal against—

F6(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)a decision under paragraph [F72,] 3, 5, [F88,] 9 or 11 of [F9Schedule 3] to include him in the list;

(c)a decision under paragraph 17 [F10, 18 or 18A] of that Schedule not to remove him from the list.

(2)An appeal under subsection (1) may be made only on the grounds that [F11DBS] 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 [F5Upper] Tribunal.

(5)Unless the [F5Upper] Tribunal finds that [F11DBS] has made a mistake of law or fact, it must confirm the decision of [F11DBS] .

(6)If the [F5Upper] Tribunal finds that [F11DBS] has made such a mistake it must—

(a)direct [F11DBS] to remove the person from the list, or

(b)remit the matter to [F11DBS] for a new decision.

(7)If the [F5Upper] Tribunal remits a matter to [F11DBS] under subsection (6)(b)—

(a)the [F5Upper] Tribunal may set out any findings of fact which it has made (on which [F11DBS] must base its new decision); and

(b)the person must be removed from the list until [F11DBS] makes its new decision, unless the [F5Upper] Tribunal directs otherwise.

F12(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F12(9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F12(10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F12(11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F6S. 4(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 44(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F7Word in s. 4(1)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 44(b)(i) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F8Word in s. 4(1)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 44(b)(ii) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F9Words in s. 4(1)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 44(b)(iii) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F10Words in s. 4(1)(c) 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. 44(c) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I14S. 4(1)-(7)(9)-(11) in force at 19.5.2008 by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 2(b)

I15S. 4(8) in force at 31.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(d)

Regulated activityE+W

5Regulated activityE+W

(1)A reference to regulated activity relating to children must be construed in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 4.

(2)A reference to regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults must be construed in accordance with Part 2 of that Schedule.

(3)The Secretary of State may by order amend that Schedule, or any of the modifications of that Schedule in the provisions mentioned in subsection (4), so as to vary the meaning of—

(a)regulated activity relating to children;

(b)regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults.

(4)The provisions are—

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F13Words in s. 5(4) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 45(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F14Words in s. 5(4) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 45(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I16S. 5 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(b)

I17S. 5(1)(2) in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(b)

I18S. 5(1)(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(w)

I19S. 5(3)(4) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(b)

Regulated activity providersE+W

6Regulated activity providersE+W

(1)A reference to a regulated activity provider must be construed in accordance with this section.

(2)A person (P) is a regulated activity provider if—

(a)he is responsible for the management or control of regulated activity,

(b)if the regulated activity is carried out for the purposes of an organisation, his exercise of that responsibility is not subject to supervision or direction by any other person for those purposes, and

(c)he makes, or authorises the making of, arrangements (whether in connection with a contract of service or for services or otherwise) for another person to engage in that activity.

(3)A person (P) is also a regulated activity provider if section 53(4) (fostering) so provides.

(4)A person (P) is also a regulated activity provider if he carries on a scheme—

(a)under which an individual agrees with P to provide care or support (which may include accommodation) to an adult who is in need of it, and

(b)in respect of which a requirement to register [F15arises—

(i)in relation to England, under section 10 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, or

(ii)in relation to Wales, under section 11 of the Care Standards Act 2000.]

(5)P is not a regulated activity provider if he is an individual and the arrangements he makes are private arrangements.

(6)Arrangements are private arrangements if the regulated activity is for, or for the benefit of, P himself.

(7)Arrangements are private arrangements if the regulated activity is for, or for the benefit of, a child or vulnerable adult who is—

(a)a member of P's family;

(b)a friend of P.

(8)A person does not make arrangements for another to engage in a regulated activity merely because he (alone or together with others) appoints that person—

(a)to a position mentioned in [F16paragraph 1(9) or 7(9)] of Schedule 4,

(b)as a deputy under section 16(2)(b) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (c. 9);

F17(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)to any position mentioned in [F18paragraph 7(3E)(a) or (b) of Schedule 4] or to exercise any function [F19exercisable by virtue of that position].

[F20(8CA)A person (S) who is authorised as mentioned in subsection (5)(a) of section 50 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 does not make arrangements for another to engage in a regulated activity by virtue of anything that S does under subsection (5)(b) or (6)(b) of that section.]

[F21(8C)The Secretary of State does not make arrangements for another to engage in a regulated activity by virtue of anything the Secretary of State does under section 12A or 12D, or regulations under section 12B, of the National Health Service Act 2006 (direct payments for health services).

F22(8D). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

[F23(8E)The National Health Service Commissioning Board or a clinical commissioning group does not make arrangements for another to engage in a regulated activity by virtue of anything the Board or the clinical commissioning group does under section 12A or 12D, or regulations under section 12A or 12B, of the National Health Service Act 2006 (direct payments for health services).]

(9)For the purposes of subsection (7) it is immaterial whether P is also acting in any capacity other than as a family member or friend.

(10)If a regulated activity provider is an unincorporated association any requirement of or liability (including criminal liability) under this Act must be taken to be a requirement on or liability of—

(a)the person responsible for the management and control of the association, or

(b)if there is more than one such person, all of them jointly and severally.

(11)Family” and “friend” must be construed in accordance with section 58.

(12)The Secretary of State may by order provide that in specified circumstances a person who makes, or authorises the making of, arrangements (of any description) for another to engage in regulated activity either is or is not a regulated activity provider.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F16Words in s. 6(8)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 46(a) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F17S. 6(8)(c) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 46(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F18Words in s. 6(8)(d) 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. 46(c)(i) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F19Words in s. 6(8)(d) 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. 46(c)(ii) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

Commencement Information

I20S. 6 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(c)

I21S. 6 in force at 20.1.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(e)(2)

I22S. 6 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I23S. 6(12) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(c)

Restrictions on participating in regulated activityE+W

7Barred person not to engage in regulated activityE+W

(1)An individual commits an offence if he—

(a)seeks to engage in regulated activity from which he is barred;

(b)offers to engage in regulated activity from which he is barred;

(c)engages in regulated activity from which he is barred.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to a fine, or to both;

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both.

(3)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) to prove that he did not know, and could not reasonably be expected to know, that he was barred from that activity.

(4)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) to prove—

(a)that he reasonably thought that it was necessary for him to engage in the activity for the purpose of preventing harm to a child or vulnerable adult (as the case may be),

(b)that he reasonably thought that there was no other person who could engage in the activity for that purpose, and

(c)that he engaged in the activity for no longer than was necessary for that purpose.

(5)For the purposes of this section, Schedule 4 is modified as follows—

(a)in paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(a) must be disregarded;

F24(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F24(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)In relation to an offence committed before the commencement of section 282(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the reference in subsection (2)(b) to 12 months must be taken to be a reference to six months.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F24S. 7(5)(b)(c) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 47, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I24S. 7 in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

Prospective

F258Person not to engage in regulated activity unless subject to monitoringE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F25S. 8 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 48, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

9Use of barred person for regulated activityE+W

(1)A person commits an offence if—

(a)he permits an individual (B) to engage in regulated activity from which B is barred,

(b)he knows or has reason to believe that B is barred from that activity, and

(c)B engages in the activity.

(2)A personnel supplier commits an offence if—

(a)he supplies an individual (B) to another (P),

(b)he knows or has reason to believe that P will make arrangements for B to engage in regulated activity from which B is barred, and

(c)he knows or has reason to believe that B is barred from that activity.

(3)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to a fine, or to both;

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both.

(4)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove—

(a)that he reasonably thought that it was necessary for the barred person to engage in the activity for the purpose of preventing harm to a child or vulnerable adult (as the case may be),

(b)that he reasonably thought that there was no other person who could engage in the activity for that purpose, and

(c)that the barred person engaged in the activity for no longer than was necessary for that purpose.

(5)For the purposes of this section, Schedule 4 is modified as follows—

(a)in paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(a) must be disregarded;

F26(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F26(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)In relation to an offence committed before the commencement of section 282(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the reference in subsection (3)(b) to 12 months must be taken to be a reference to six months.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F26S. 9(5)(b)(c) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 49, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I25S. 9 in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

Prospective

F2710Use of person not subject to monitoring for regulated activityE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F27S. 10 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 50, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F2811Regulated activity provider: failure to checkE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F28S. 11 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 51, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F2912Personnel suppliers: failure to checkE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F29S. 12 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 52, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F3013Educational establishments: check on members of governing bodyE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F30S. 13 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 53, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F3114Office holders: offencesE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F31S. 14 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 54, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Prospective

F3215Sections 13 and 14: checksE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F32S. 15 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 55, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Prospective

ExceptionsE+W

F3316Exception to requirement to make monitoring checkE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F33S. 16 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 56, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F3417NHS employmentE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F34S. 17 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 57, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Offences: supplementaryE+W

18Offences: companies &c.E+W

(1)If an offence under section 9 F35... or 38 F36... is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to neglect on the part of—

(a)a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body, or

(b)a person purporting to act in such a capacity,

he (as well as the body) commits the offence.

(2)If an offence under section 9 F37... or 38 F38... is committed by a partnership (whether or not a limited partnership) and is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to neglect on the part of—

(a)a partner, or

(b)a person purporting to act as a partner,

he (as well as the partnership) commits the offence.

(3)In subsection (1), “director”, in relation to a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, means a member of the body.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F35Words in s. 18(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 58(2)(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F36Words in s. 18(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 58(2)(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F37Words in s. 18(2) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 58(3)(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F38Words in s. 18(2) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 58(3)(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I26S. 18 in force at 12.10.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

19Offences: other personsE+W

F39(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)A person commits an offence if, in the course of acting or appearing to act on behalf of a personnel supplier—

(a)he supplies an individual (B) to another (P),

(b)he knows or has reason to believe that P will make arrangements for B to engage in regulated activity from which B is barred, and

(c)he knows or has reason to believe that B is barred from the activity.

F40(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F40(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (2) is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to a fine, or to both;

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both.

F41(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F41(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(8)For the purpose of [F42subsection (2)(b)], Schedule 4 is modified as follows—

(a)in paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(a) must be disregarded;

F43(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F43(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F44(9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(10)In relation to an offence committed before the commencement of section 282(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the reference in subsection (5)(b) to 12 months must be taken to be a reference to six months.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F39S. 19(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 59(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F40S. 19(3)(4) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 59(3), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F41S. 19(6)(7) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 59(4), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F42Words in s. 19(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 59(5)(a) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F43S. 19(8)(b)(c) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 59(5)(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F44S. 19(9) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 59(6), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I27S. 19(2)(5)(10) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I28S. 19(8) in force at 12.10.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

20Section 19: exclusions and defencesE+W

(1)A person does not commit an offence under section 19 if B has not attained the age of 16.

F45(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F45(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F45S. 20(2)-(7) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 60, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I29S. 20(1) in force at 12.10.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

Controlled activityE+W

F4621Controlled activity relating to childrenE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F46Ss. 21-23 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. 68, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(e)(bb)

F4622Controlled activity relating to vulnerable adultsE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F46Ss. 21-23 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. 68, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(e)(bb)

F4623Controlled activity: regulationsE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F46Ss. 21-23 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. 68, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(e)(bb)

MonitoringE+W+N.I.

F4724MonitoringE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F47Ss. 24-27 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. 69, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(f)(bb)

F47 24AMonitoring: power to prescribe additional feesE+W+N.I.

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F47Ss. 24-27 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. 69, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(f)(bb)

F4725Monitoring: feesE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F47Ss. 24-27 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. 69, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(f)(bb)

F4726Ceasing monitoringE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F47Ss. 24-27 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. 69, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(f)(bb)

Prospective

F47 27 Prohibition of requirement to produce certain recordsE+W

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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F47Ss. 24-27 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. 69, 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(f)(bb)

28Independent monitorE+W+N.I.

After section 119A of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50) (further sources of information: Scotland) insert—

119BIndependent monitor

(1)There is to be an independent monitor for the purposes of this Part.

(2)The independent monitor is a person appointed by the Secretary of State—

(a)for such period, not exceeding three years, as the Secretary of State decides;

(b)on such terms as the Secretary of State decides.

(3)A person may be appointed for a further period or periods.

(4)The Secretary of State may terminate the appointment of the independent monitor before the end of the period mentioned in subsection (2)(a) by giving the monitor notice of the termination not less than three months before it is to take effect.

(5)The independent monitor must review—

(a)all cases in which information is disclosed to a registered person in pursuance of section 113B(6)(b);

(b)a sample of cases in which a certificate issued under section 113B has included information in pursuance of subsection (4)(b) of that section;

(c)a sample of cases in which the chief officer of a police force has decided that information must not be included in a certificate or report in pursuance of section 113B(4)(b) or disclosed in pursuance of section 113B(5)(c) and (6)(b);

(d)all cases in which information is withheld from an individual because it is information to which section 24(9) of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 applies;

(e)a sample of cases in which relevant information (within the meaning of section 24(8)(b) of that Act) is provided to an individual in pursuance of section 24(4)(a) of that Act.

(6)The purpose of a review under subsection (5) is to ensure compliance with Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

(7)The independent monitor must in relation to each year make a report to the Secretary of State about the performance of police forces in exercising their functions under this Part.

(8)The independent monitor may make recommendations to the Secretary of State as to—

(a)any guidance issued by the Secretary of State or which the monitor thinks it would be appropriate for the Secretary of State to issue;

(b)any changes to any enactment which the monitor thinks may be appropriate.

(9)The chief officer of a police force must provide to the independent monitor such information as the monitor reasonably requires in connection with the exercise of his functions under this section.

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C5S. 28 extended (Guernsey) (with modifications) (10.12.2009) by Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Guernsey) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3215), art. 4, Sch. 2, Sch. 3 (with arts. 6-8)

C6S. 28 extended (Jersey) (with modifications) (18.3.2010) by The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Jersey) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/765), arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 2, Sch. 3 (with arts. 6-8)

C7S. 28 extended (Isle of Man) (with modifications) (18.3.2010) by The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Isle of Man) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/764), arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 2, Sch. 3 (with arts. 6-8)

Commencement Information

I30S. 28 in force at 20.1.2009 by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(c)

29Part 5 of the Police Act 1997: code of practiceE+W+N.I.

(1)Section 122 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50) (code of practice) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) after “information provided to” insert “ , or the discharge of any function by, ”.

(3)In subsection (3) for the words from “The Secretary of State” to “application” substitute “ Subsection (3A) applies if the Secretary of State thinks that the registered person who countersigned an application for a certificate under section 113A or 113B ”.

(4)After subsection (3) insert—

(3A)The Secretary of State may—

(a)refuse to issue the certificate;

(b)suspend the registration of the person;

(c)cancel the registration of the person.

(3B)Section 120AB applies if the Secretary of State proposes to suspend or cancel a person's registration under subsection (3A) above as it applies if he proposes to suspend or cancel a person's registration by virtue of section 120AA.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I31S. 29 in force at 20.1.2009 by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(d)

Notices and informationE+W

30Provision of vetting informationE+W

(1)The Secretary of State must provide a person (A) with the information mentioned in subsection (4) in relation to another (B) if—

(a)A makes an application for the information,

(b)the application contains the appropriate declaration, and

(c)the Secretary of State has no reason to believe that the declaration is false.

(2)The appropriate declaration is a declaration by A—

(a)that he falls within column 1 of a specified entry, and

(b)that B has consented to the provision of the information to A.

[F48(2A)The Secretary of State may refuse to provide A with the information if B has failed to pay a fee required by section 24A.]

(3)In this section references to a specified entry are to an entry in the table in Schedule 7 specified by A in his declaration.

(4)The information is—

(a)if column 2 of the specified entry refers to children, relevant information relating to children, and

(b)if column 2 of the specified entry refers to vulnerable adults, relevant information relating to vulnerable adults.

(5)Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) does not apply if the specified entry is 17.

(6)If B consents to the provision of information to A in relation to an application under this section, the consent also has effect in relation to any subsequent such application by A.

(7)The Secretary of State may prescribe the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section (including the form and manner of a declaration contained in such an application).

(8)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision requiring a local authority which makes or proposes to make payments to or on behalf of a person in accordance with regulations under section 17A of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41) or section 57 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15) [F49, F50... in accordance with section 31 or 32 of the Care Act 2014,] [F51or in accordance with regulations made under sections 50 to 53 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014] to inform the person of his right to obtain relevant information under this section.

31Meaning of relevant information in section 30E+W

(1)This section has effect for the purposes of section 30.

(2)Relevant information relating to children is—

(a)whether B is subject to monitoring in relation to regulated activity relating to children, and

(b)if so, whether he is undergoing assessment.

(3)Relevant information relating to vulnerable adults is—

(a)whether B is subject to monitoring in relation to regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults, and

(b)if so, whether he is undergoing assessment.

(4)B is undergoing assessment if—

(a)the Secretary of State is required to notify B as mentioned in section 24(4) in connection with B's monitoring application but has not yet done so;

(b)B has made a simultaneous application under section 113B of the Police Act 1997 but the Secretary of State has not yet issued an enhanced criminal record certificate under that section;

(c)in relation to subsection (2)(b), IBB is considering whether to include B in the children's barred list in pursuance of paragraph 3 or 5 of Schedule 3;

(d)in relation to subsection (3)(b), IBB is considering whether to include B in the adults' barred list in pursuance of paragraph 9 or 11 of that Schedule.

(5)In subsection (4)(b) “simultaneous application” means an application made simultaneously with B's monitoring application under section 24.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order amend the preceding provisions of this section for the purpose of altering the meaning of relevant information relating to children or vulnerable adults (as the case may be).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I33S. 31(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(e)

32Notification of cessation of monitoringE+W

(1)The Secretary of State must establish and maintain a register for the purposes of this section.

(2)The Secretary of State must register a person (A) in relation to another (B) if—

(a)A makes an application to be registered in relation to B,

(b)the application contains the appropriate declaration,

(c)the Secretary of State has no reason to believe that the declaration is false, and

(d)B is subject to monitoring in relation to the regulated activity to which the application relates.

(3)The appropriate declaration is a declaration by A—

(a)that he falls within column 1 of a specified entry, and

(b)that B has consented to the application.

(4)In this section references to a specified entry are to an entry in the table in Schedule 7 specified by A in his declaration.

(5)A's application and registration relate—

(a)if column 2 of the specified entry refers to children, to regulated activity relating to children;

(b)if column 2 of the specified entry refers to vulnerable adults, to regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults.

(6)The Secretary of State must notify A if B ceases to be subject to monitoring in relation to the regulated activity to which A's registration relates.

(7)The requirement under subsection (6) is satisfied if notification is sent to any address recorded against A's name in the register.

(8)Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) does not apply if the specified entry is 17.

(9)If B consents to the provision of information to A under section 30 the consent also has effect as consent to any application by A to be registered in relation to B under this section.

(10)The Secretary of State may prescribe the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section (including the form and manner of a declaration contained in such an application).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I34S. 32(10) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(g)

33Cessation of registrationE+W

(1)In this section references to registration are to registration in the register maintained for the purposes of section 32.

(2)Once a person is notified as mentioned in subsection (6) of that section, his registration ceases.

(3)[F52DBS] may cancel a person's registration in such circumstances as are prescribed.

(4)[F53DBS] must cancel a person's registration—

(a)if the person applies for it to be cancelled;

(b)in prescribed circumstances, if the person in relation to whom he is registered applies for it to be cancelled.

(5)When a person's registration is cancelled under subsection (3) or (4)(b), [F54DBS] must notify him of that fact.

(6)The requirement under subsection (5) is satisfied if notification is sent to any address recorded against A's name in the register.

Prospective

34Declarations under sections 30 and 32E+W

(1)An individual commits an offence if, in an application made for the purposes of section 30 or 32—

(a)he makes a false declaration, and

(b)he either knows that it is false or is reckless as to whether it is false.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

35Regulated activity providers: duty to referE+W

(1)Subsection (2) applies to—

(a)a regulated activity provider who holds any prescribed information in relation to a person (P) engaged in regulated activity provided by him;

F55(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)A person to whom this subsection applies must provide [F56DBS] with the information if—

(a)he withdraws permission for P to engage in the activity for a reason mentioned in subsection (3), or

(b)he does not withdraw permission for such a reason but would or might have done so if P had not otherwise ceased to engage in the activity.

(3)The reasons are that the person to whom subsection (2) applies thinks—

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

(b)that P has engaged in relevant conduct (within the meaning of paragraph 4 or 10 of Schedule 3), or

(c)that the harm test is satisfied.

(4)The harm test is that P 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.

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

F57(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)This section does not apply if the conditions specified in subsection (2) are fulfilled before the section is commenced.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F55S. 35(1)(b) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 61(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F57S. 35(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 61(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I36S. 35(1) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(i)

I37S. 35(1) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I38S. 35(2)-(7) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

36Personnel suppliers: duty to referE+W

(1)A personnel supplier must provide [F56DBS] with any prescribed information it holds in relation to a person (P) who has been supplied by it to another person if the supplier knows that P has ceased to be engaged in regulated activity F58... in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2)(a) or (b) of section 35.

(2)A personnel supplier which is an employment agency or employment business must provide [F56DBS] with any prescribed information it holds in relation to a person (P) for whom it acts if—

(a)the agency or business determines to cease to act for P for a reason mentioned in subsection (4), or

(b)it does not determine to cease to act for P for such a reason but would or might have done so if its arrangement with, or employment of, him had not otherwise come to an end.

(3)A personnel supplier which is an educational institution must provide [F56DBS] with any prescribed information it holds in relation to a student (P) following a course at the institution if—

(a)the institution determines to cease to supply P to another person for him to engage in regulated F59... activity for a reason mentioned in subsection (4),

(b)the institution determines that P should cease to follow a course at the institution for a reason mentioned in subsection (4), or

(c)it does not determine as mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) for such a reason but would or might have done so if P had not otherwise ceased to engage in the activity or ceased to follow the course.

(4)The reasons are that the personnel supplier thinks—

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

(b)that P has engaged in relevant conduct (within the meaning of paragraph 4 or 10 of Schedule 3), or

(c)that the harm test is satisfied.

(5)The harm test is that P 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.

(6)For the purposes of subsection (4)(b), conduct is inappropriate if it appears to the personnel supplier 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)An employment agency acts for a person if it makes arrangements with him with a view to—

(a)finding him employment with an employer, or

(b)supplying him to employers for employment by them.

(8)An employment business acts for a person if it employs him to act for and under the control of other persons in any capacity.

(9)In this section “employment” has the same meaning as in the Employment Agencies Act 1973 (c. 35).

(10)This section does not apply if the conditions specified in subsection (1), (2) or (3) are fulfilled before the section is commenced.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F58Words in s. 36(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 62(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F59Words in s. 36(3)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 62(3), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I39S. 36(1)(2)(3) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(j)

I40S. 36(1)-(3) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I41S. 36(4)-(10) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

37Regulated activity providers: duty to provide information on request &c.E+W

(1)This section applies if [F56DBS] is considering—

(a)whether to include any person in a barred list;

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

(2)[F56DBS] may require—

(a)any regulated activity provider who has made arrangements for that person to engage in regulated activity (whether or not the arrangements are still in place),

F60(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)any personnel supplier which is an employment agency or employment business and which acts for or has acted for that person, or

(d)any personnel supplier which is an educational institution and which has supplied that person to another person for him to engage in regulated F61... activity,

to provide [F56DBS] with any prescribed information he or it holds relating to the person.

(3)An employment agency acts for a person if it makes arrangements with him with a view to—

(a)finding him relevant employment with an employer, or

(b)supplying him to employers for relevant employment by them.

(4)Relevant employment is employment which consists in or involves engaging in regulated F62... activity.

(5)An employment business acts for a person if it employs him to engage in regulated F63... activity for and under the control of other persons.

(6)In this section “employment” has the same meaning as in the Employment Agencies Act 1973 (c. 35).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F60S. 37(2)(b) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 63(2)(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F61Words in s. 37(2)(d) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 63(2)(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F62Words in s. 37(4) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 63(3), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F63Words in s. 37(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 63(4), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I42S. 37 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(d)

I43S. 37 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(e)

I44S. 37(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(k)

38Duty to provide information: offencesE+W

(1)A person commits an offence if—

(a)he is required under section 35 or 36 or in pursuance of section 37 to provide information to [F56DBS] , and

(b)he fails, without reasonable excuse, to provide the information.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I45S. 38 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(e)

I46S. 38 in force at 20.1.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(e)(2)

I47S. 38 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

Local authority information and referralsE+W

39Local authorities: [F64power] to referE+W

(1)A local authority [F65may] provide [F56DBS] with any F66... information they hold relating to a person if the first and second conditions are satisfied.

(2)The first condition is that the local authority 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 local authority thinks—

(a)that the person is [F67or has been, or might in future be, engaged] in regulated activity F68..., and

(b)(except in a case where paragraph 1 [F69or 7] of Schedule 3 applies) that [F56DBS] may consider it appropriate for the person to be included in a barred list.

(5)A local authority may provide [F56DBS] with any F70... information it holds relating to a person if—

(a)the local authority think that a 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 local 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.

(7)Local authority” has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (c. 39).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F64Word in s. 39 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. 77(2)(d), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)

F65Word in s. 39(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. 77(2)(a)(i), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)

F66Word in s. 39(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. 77(2)(a)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)(bb)

F67Words in s. 39(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. 77(2)(b)(i), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)

F68Words in s. 39(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. 77(2)(b)(ii), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)(bb)

F69Words in s. 39(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. 77(2)(b)(iii), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)

F70Word in s. 39(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. 77(2)(c), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)(bb)

Commencement Information

I48S. 39(1)(5) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(l)

I49S. 39(1)(5) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I50S. 39(2)-(4)(6)(7) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

40Local authorities: duty to provide information on requestE+W

(1)This section applies if [F56DBS] is considering—

(a)whether to include any person in a barred list;

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

(2)If [F56DBS] thinks that a local authority hold any prescribed information relating to the person, it may require the authority to provide it with the information.

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

(4)Local authority” has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I51S. 40 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(f)

I52S. 40 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(f)

I53S. 40(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(m)

Professional bodies and supervisory authoritiesE+W

41Registers: [F71power] to referE+W

(1)A keeper of a relevant register [F72may] provide [F56DBS] with any F73... 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 [F74or has been, or might in future be, engaged] in regulated activity F75..., and

(b)(except in a case where paragraph 1 [F76or 7] of Schedule 3 applies) that [F56DBS] may consider it appropriate for the person to be included in a barred list.

(5)A keeper of a relevant register may provide [F56DBS] with any F77... 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)[F78The General Teaching Council for Wales]
2.[F79The register maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010][F80The registrar appointed under article 18 of that Order.]
3.[F81Any 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 [F82 in Wales] maintained [F83under section 80 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (anaw 2)] [F84the 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 [F85the 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.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F71Word 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)

F72Word 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)

F73Word 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)

F74Words 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)

F75Words 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)

F76Words 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)

F77Word 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)

F78Words 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

F81Words 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)

F85Words 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

I54S. 41(1)(5) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(n)

I55S. 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.

I56S. 41(2)-(4)(6) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I57S. 41(7) in force at 20.1.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(g)

I58S. 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 [F56DBS] 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)[F56DBS] 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).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I59S. 42 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(g)

I60S. 42 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(g)

I61S. 42(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(o)

43Registers: [F86provision of barring information to keepers of registers]E+W

[F87(1)Subsection (2) applies if—

(a)[F88DBS] 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)[F88DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification.

(2)[F88DBS] 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 [F88DBS] relied in including A in the list as [F88DBS] 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 [F88DBS] to ascertain in relation to a person (A) whether—

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

(b)[F88DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification.

( 4 )[F88DBS] 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 )[F88DBS] may (whether on an application by the keeper or otherwise) provide to the keeper of a relevant register such relevant information as [F88DBS] considers appropriate.

(5A)Subsection (5B) applies if—

(a)a keeper of a register has applied to [F89DBS] to be notified in relation to a person (A) if—

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

(ii)[F89DBS] is aware that A is subject to a relevant disqualification, and

(b)the application has not been withdrawn.

(5B)[F89DBS] 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 [F90DBS] 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)[F90DBS] cancels the application on either of the following grounds—

(i)that the keeper has not answered, within such reasonable period as was required by [F90DBS] , a request from [F89DBS] 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 [F88DBS] F91... is satisfied that the keeper of the register already has the information concerned.

(5F)[F92DBS] 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 F93 ... 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.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F86Words 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)

F87S. 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)

F93Words 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

I62S. 43(3)-(5) in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(h)

I63S. 43(6) in force at 10.9.2012 by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(a)

I64S. 43(7) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(g)

I65S. 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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Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F94S. 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)

45Supervisory authorities: [F95power] to referE+W

(1)A supervisory authority [F96may] provide [F97DBS] with any F98... 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 [F99or has been, or might in future be, engaged] in regulated activity F100... , and

(b)(except in a case where paragraph 1 [F101or 7] of Schedule 3 applies) that [F97DBS] may consider it appropriate for the person to be included in a barred list.

(5)The supervisory authority may provide [F97DBS] with any F102... 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.

F103(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;

[F104(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;]

[F105(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 [F106Welsh Ministers] in respect of its functions under Chapter 1 of Part 10 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32);

[F107(c)the Care Quality Commission in respect of its functions under Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008;]

F108(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)the [F109Welsh Ministers] in respect of its functions under Chapters 4 and 6 of Part 2 of [F110the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003];

[F111(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.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F95Word 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)

F96Word 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)

F98Word 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)

F99Words 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)

F100Words 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)

F101Words 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)

F102Word 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)

F103S. 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)

F104S. 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

Commencement Information

I66S. 45(1)(5) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(q)

I67S. 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.

I68S. 45(2)-(4)(6)(8)(10) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I69S. 45(7) in force at 20.1.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(h)

I70S. 45(9) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(i)

46Supervisory authorities: duty to provide information on requestE+W

(1)This section applies if [F97DBS] is considering—

(a)whether to include in a barred list a person in relation to whom [F97DBS] thinks that a supervisory authority may have prescribed information;

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

(2)[F97DBS] 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).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I71S. 46 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(i)

I72S. 46 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(h)

I73S. 46(1)(a)(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(r)

47Supervisory authorities: power to apply for [F112certain barring] informationE+W

(1)If a supervisory authority applies to [F97DBS] for information within subsection (2) or (3) relating to a person (B), [F97DBS] 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,

F113(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F113(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F113(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F113(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)The information within this subsection is—

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

F114(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F114(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F114(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F114(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).

F115(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)[F116DBS] may [F117determine] the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F112Words 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)

F113S. 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)

F114S. 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)

F115S. 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)

F117Word 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

I74S. 47(1)-(4) in force at 10.9.2012 by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(c)

I75S. 47(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(j)

I76S. 47(7) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(s)

I77S. 47(7) in force at 10.9.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(d)

48Supervisory authorities: notification of barring &c. in respect of childrenE+W

(1)This section applies if—

(a)a person is F118... included in the children's barred list,

(b)[F119DBS] becomes aware that a person is subject to a relevant children's disqualification, F120...

F120(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)[F121DBS] 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 [F122DBS] 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 [F123DBS] 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 [F124DBS] 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)[F125DBS] may [F126determine] the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F118Word 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)

F120S. 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)

F126Word 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

I78S. 48(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(k)

I79S. 48(7)(8) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(t)

49Supervisory authorities: notification of barring &c. in respect of vulnerable adultsE+W

(1)This section applies if—

(a)a person is F127... included in the adults' barred list,

(b)[F128DBS] becomes aware that a person is subject to a relevant adults' disqualification, F129...

F129(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)[F130DBS] must notify every interested supervisory authority of the circumstance mentioned in paragraph (a) [F131or (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 [F132DBS] 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 [F133DBS] 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 [F134DBS] 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)[F135DBS] may [F136determine] the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F127Word 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)

F129S. 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)

F131Words 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)

F136Word 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

I80S. 49(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(l)

I81S. 49(7)(8) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 4(u)

50Provision of information to supervisory authoritiesE+W

(1)This section applies if [F137DBS] has information that it thinks is relevant to a supervisory authority.

(2)[F137DBS] [F138may (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 [F139which is mentioned in section 45(7)],

but does not include information falling within paragraph 19(5) of Schedule 3 [F140or of any circumstance mentioned in section 48(1) or 49(1)] in relation to a person.

[F141(4)A supervisory authority may apply to [F137DBS] 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)[F142DBS] may determine the form, manner and contents of an application for the purposes of this section.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F138Words 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)

F139Words 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)

F140Words 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)

F141S. 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

I82S. 50 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(j)

I83S. 50 in force at 22.6.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/1503, art. 3

I84S. 50 in force at 22.4.2010 for specified purposes by S.I. 2010/1101, art. 4

I85S. 50 in force at 10.9.2012 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 2(e)

[F143Provision of information to the police [F144etc.]E+W+N.I.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F143 S. 50A and cross-heading inserted (30.11.2009) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 88, 116(1); S.I. 2009/3096, art. 2(a)

F144Word in s. 50A cross-heading 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 65(4) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

50A Provision of information to the police [F145etc.] E+W+N.I.

(1)[F146DBS] may provide any information it has to a chief officer of police for use for any of the following purposes—

(a)the prevention, detection and investigation of crime;

(b)the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

[F147(c)the appointment of persons who are under the direction and control of the chief officer,

(d)any prescribed purpose]

[F148(1A)[F146DBS] must, for use for any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (1), provide to any chief officer of police who has requested it a barred list or information as to whether a particular person is barred.

(1B)[F146DBS] may, for use for the purposes of the protection of children or vulnerable adults, provide to a relevant authority any information which [F146DBS] reasonably believes to be relevant to that authority.

(1C)[F146DBS] must, for use for the purposes of the protection of children or vulnerable adults, provide to any relevant authority who has requested it information as to whether a particular person is barred.]

(2)The [F149powers conferred by this section do] not limit any other power of [F146DBS] to provide information for any purpose or to any person.]

[F150(3)In [F151this section], “a chief officer of police” includes—

(a)the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and

(b)the chief constable of [F152the Police Service of Scotland] .]

[F153(4)In this section “relevant authority” means—

(a)the Secretary of State exercising functions in relation to prisons, or

(b)a provider of probation services (within the meaning given by section 3(6) of the Offender Management Act 2007).]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F145Word in s. 50A heading 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 65(4) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F147S. 50A(1)(c)(d) 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. 77(3), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)

F148Ss. 50A(1A)-(1C) 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. 77(4), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)

F149Words in s. 50A(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 65(2) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F151Words in s. 50A(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 65(3) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(ii)

F153S. 50A(4) 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. 77(5), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(n)

CrownE+W

51Crown applicationE+W

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, this Act and any regulations or orders made under it bind the Crown.

(2)No contravention by the Crown of any provision of this Act or of any regulations or order made under it makes the Crown criminally liable.

(3)Despite subsection (2), this Act and any regulations or orders made under it apply to persons in Crown employment (within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)) as they apply to other persons.

(4)Subsection (2) of section 6 does not apply in relation to any activity carried out by the Crown.

(5)Each government department and other body performing functions on behalf of the Crown—

(a)if the department or body engages in regulated activity, is the regulated activity provider in relation to the activity;

F154(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)In subsection (5) “body” includes office-holder.

(7)Nothing in this section is to be taken as in any way affecting Her Majesty in her private capacity (within the meaning of section 38(3) of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947 (c. 44)).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F154S. 51(5)(b) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 66, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I86S. 51 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(k)

I87S. 51 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

MiscellaneousE+W+N.I.

52Referrals: findings of fact immaterialE+W

(1)For the purposes of the provisions mentioned in subsection (2), it is immaterial whether there is a finding of fact in any proceedings.

(2)The provisions are—

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I88S. 52 in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

53FosteringE+W

(1)Despite section 58, this Act applies to activity that is regulated activity by virtue of paragraph 1(5) of Schedule 4.

(2)Subsection (1) does not affect the operation of this Act in relation to any other activity that is carried out in connection with a foster child.

(3)Subsection (4) applies if a person (P)—

(a)makes arrangements for another person to foster a child as a private foster parent, and

(b)has power to terminate the arrangements.

(4)P is, if he would not otherwise be, a regulated activity provider in relation to fostering carried out by the foster parent in pursuance of the arrangements.

(5)The following provisions of this section apply for the purposes of this Act.

(6)A person fosters a child if he is a foster parent of the child.

(7)A person is a foster parent if—

[F155(a)the person is a local authority foster parent within the meaning of section 105 of the Children Act 1989;]

(b)he is a person with whom a child has been placed by a voluntary organisation under section 59(1)(a) of that Act;

(c)he is a private foster parent.

(8)A person is a private foster parent if he falls within subsection (9) and looks after a child—

(a)for reward, or

(b)in pursuance of an arrangement made by someone other than a member of the child's family.

(9)A person falls within this subsection if—

(a)he fosters the child privately within the meaning of section 66(1) of the Children Act 1989,

(b)he would be so fostering the child but for subsection (2) of that section (minimum period of 28 days), or

(c)(in the case of a child who has attained the age of 16) he would fall within paragraph (a) or (b) if the child were under the age of 16.

(10)A person's family includes—

(a)the person's foster child;

(b)the foster child of any member of the person's family;

and references to a family relationship and family member are to be construed accordingly.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I89S. 53 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(l)

I90S. 53 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(i)

54Devolution: alignmentE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may, by order, make such provision (including provision amending any enactment contained in or made under any Act, including this Act) as he thinks necessary or expedient in consequence of or having regard to any relevant Scottish legislation or relevant Northern Ireland legislation.

(2)An order may—

F156(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)confer power to make subordinate legislation (within the meaning given by the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)).

(3)Relevant Scottish legislation is any provision made by or under an Act of the Scottish Parliament which the Secretary of State thinks—

(a)corresponds to provision made by or under this Act,

F157(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or

(c)affects the operation of any provision made by or under this Act.

(4)Relevant Northern Ireland legislation is any provision of such legislation which the Secretary of State thinks—

(a)corresponds to provision made by or under this Act

F158(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or

(c)affects the operation of any provision made by or under this Act.

F159(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F156S. 54(2)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F157S. 54(3)(b) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(3), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F158S. 54(4)(b) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(4), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

F159S. 54(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 67(5), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(ii)

Commencement Information

I91S. 54(1)(2) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(m)

I92S. 54(1)(2) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I93S. 54(3)-(5) in force at 12.10.2009 by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

55Northern IrelandE+W+N.I.

An Order in Council under paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule to the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c. 1) (legislation for Northern Ireland during suspension of devolved government) which contains a statement that it is made only for purposes corresponding to those of this Act—

(a)is not subject to paragraph 2 of that Schedule (affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament), but

(b)is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

56Devolution: WalesE+W

F160(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)If the exercise of a power to make subordinate legislation under any of the following provisions will have effect in relation to any function of the Welsh Ministers to which the provision applies, or would apply in consequence of the exercise of the power, the Secretary of State must not exercise the power without the consent of the Welsh Ministers—

(a)section [F16145(9)];

(b)section 46(2);

F162(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)section 48(7) F163... ;

(e)section 49(7) F163... .

(3)If the exercise of a power to make subordinate legislation under any of the following provisions will have effect in relation to Wales, the Secretary of State must not exercise the power unless he first consults the Welsh Ministers—

(a)section 5(3);

F164(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F164(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F164(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F164(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F164(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(g)section 35(1);

(h)section 36(1), (2) or (3);

(i)section 37(2);

F165(j). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(k)section 40(2);

(l)section [F16641(8)];

(m)section 42(2);

F167(n). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(o)section 64(2);

(p)section 65;

(q)paragraph 1(1), 2(1), 7(1) or 8(1) of Schedule 3;

(r)paragraph 2(1)(f) or [F1687(1)(f) or (g)] of Schedule 4;

F169(s). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F169(t). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)A power to make subordinate legislation is a power to make regulations or an order.

(5)In the application of section 61 to the exercise of a power by the Welsh Ministers by virtue of this section—

(a)the reference in subsection (2) of that section to either House of Parliament must be taken to be a reference to the National Assembly for Wales;

(b)the reference in subsection (3) of that section to each House of Parliament must be taken to be a reference to the Assembly.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F160S. 56(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iii)

F161Words in s. 56(2)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(3)(a) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(iii)

F162S. 56(2)(c) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(3)(b), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iii)

F163Words in s. 56(2)(d)(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(3)(c), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iii)

F164S. 56(3)(b)-(f) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(4)(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iii)

F165S. 56(3)(j) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(4)(c), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iii)

F166Words in s. 56(3)(l) 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. 68(4)(d) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(iii)

F167S. 56(3)(n) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(4)(e), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iii)

F168Words in s. 56(3)(r) 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. 68(4)(f) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(iii)

F169S. 56(3)(s)(t) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 68(4)(g), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iii)

Commencement Information

I94S. 56 in force at 31.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(e)

GeneralE+W+N.I.

57DamagesE+W

(1)No claim for damages lies in respect of any loss or damage suffered by any person in consequence of—

(a)the fact that an individual is included in a barred list;

(b)the fact that an individual is not included in a barred list;

(c)the provision of F170... information in pursuance of any of sections 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45 and 46.

(2)Subsection (1)(c) does not apply to the provision of information which is untrue by a person who knows the information is untrue and either—

(a)he is the originator of the information and he knew at the time he originated the information that it was not true, or

(b)he causes another person to be the originator of the information knowing, at the time the information is originated, that it is untrue.

(3)Nothing in this Act affects section 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42) as it relates to the power of a court to award damages in respect of an unlawful act of a public authority (within the meaning of that Act).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F170Word in s. 57(1)(c) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 69, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iv)

Commencement Information

I95S. 57 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(m)

I96S. 57 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(j)

58Family and personal relationshipsE+W

(1)This Act does not apply to any activity which is carried out in the course of a family relationship.

(2)This Act does not apply to any activity which is carried out—

(a)in the course of a personal relationship, and

(b)for no commercial consideration.

(3)A family relationship includes a relationship between two persons who—

(a)live in the same household, and

(b)treat each other as though they were members of the same family.

(4)A personal relationship is a relationship between or among friends.

(5)A friend of a person (A) includes a person who is a friend of a member of A's family.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order provide that an activity carried out in specified circumstances either is or is not—

(a)carried out in the course of a family relationship;

(b)carried out in the course of a personal relationship.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I97S. 58 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(n)

I98S. 58 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I99S. 58(6) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(n)

F17159Vulnerable adultsE+W+N.I.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F171S. 59 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. 65(1), 120, Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(b)(bb)

60InterpretationE+W+N.I.

(1)In this Act—

(2)A reference (however expressed) to a person being barred must be construed in accordance with section 3.

F176(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)Nothing in this Act affects any power to provide information that exists apart from this Act.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F172Definition in s. 60(1) inserted (E.W.) (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. 65(2)(a), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(b)

F174Words in s. 60(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 70(2), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iv)

F175Words in s. 60(1) substituted (E.W.) (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. 65(2)(b), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(b)

F176S. 60(3) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 70(3), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iv)

Commencement Information

I100S. 60 in force at 31.3.2008 for specified purposes for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(b)

I101S. 60 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I102S. 60(1) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(f)

I103S. 60(1)(4) in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(p)

61Orders and regulationsE+W+N.I.

(1)Any power under this Act to make orders or regulations is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)Subject to subsections (3) and (4), orders or regulations under this Act are subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(3)An instrument containing provision made—

(a)by order under section 5(3),

F177(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F177(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F177(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F177(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)by order under section 54(1) if it contains provision amending any Act or confers power to make subordinate legislation,

(g)under section 64(3),

(h)in regulations prescribing criteria for the purpose of paragraph 1, 2, 7 or 8 of Schedule 3, [F178or]

(i)by order under paragraph 6 or 12 of Schedule 3, F179...

F179(j). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

must not be made unless a draft of the instrument is laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4)Subsection (2) does not apply to an order made under section 65, including such an order which contains provision made under section 64 (except subsection (3) of that section).

(5)A power to make an order or regulations may be exercised so as to make different provision for different purposes.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F177S. 61(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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 71(a), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iv)

F178Word in s. 61(3)(h) inserted (E.W.) (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. 71(b) (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(iv)

F179S. 61(3)(j) 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), s. 120, Sch. 9 para. 71(c), Sch. 10 Pt. 5 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(aa)(bb)(iv)

Commencement Information

I104S. 61 in force at 31.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(g)

I105S. 61 in force at 31.3.2008 for specified purposes for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(b)

I106S. 61 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

62Transitional provisionE+W

Schedule 8 has effect.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I107S. 62 in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(h)

I108S. 62 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(q)

63Amendments and repealsE+W

(1)Schedule 9 contains amendments.

(2)Schedule 10 contains repeals.

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C8S. 63 extended (Guernsey) (with modifications) (10.12.2009) by Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Guernsey) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3215), art. 4, Sch. 2, Sch. 3 (with arts. 6-8)

C9S. 63 extended (Jersey) (with modifications) (18.3.2010) by The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Jersey) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/765), arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 2, Sch. 3 (with arts. 6-8)

C10S. 63 extended (Isle of Man) (with modifications) (18.3.2010) by The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Isle of Man) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/764), arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 2, Sch. 3 (with arts. 6-8)

Commencement Information

I109S. 63 in force at 12.10.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/2610, art. 2(c) (with arts. 4-23)

I110S. 63 in force at 12.10.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I111S. 63(1) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 2(d)

I112S. 63(1) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 3

I113S. 63(1) in force at 17.12.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/3204, art. 2(a)

I114S. 63(1) in force at 20.1.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(l)

I115S. 63(1) in force at 22.6.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/1503, art. 2(b)

I116S. 63(2) in force at 30.3.2010 for specified purposes by S.I. 2010/1101, art. 5

I117S. 63(2) in force at 17.6.2013 for specified purposes by S.I. 2012/2231, art. 4(a) (see S.I. 2013/1180, art. 2(b))

64Supplementary, incidental, consequential &c. provisionE+W

(1)Power to make subordinate legislation under this Act includes power to make—

(a)such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, or

(b)such transitory, transitional or saving provision,

as the person making the subordinate legislation thinks necessary or expedient.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order may make such further provision as he considers appropriate—

(a)for the general purposes, or any particular purpose, of this Act;

(b)in consequence of any provision made by this Act;

(c)for giving full effect to this Act or any provision made by it.

(3)Subordinate legislation under subsection (1) or (2) may amend, repeal, revoke or otherwise modify any enactment (including this Act).

(4)References in this section to subordinate legislation are to an order or regulations under this Act.

(5)Nothing in this Act affects the generality of the power conferred by this section.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I118S. 64 in force at 31.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(i)

65CommencementE+W+N.I.

This Act (except this section and section 55) comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State appoints by order.

66ExtentE+W+N.I.

(1)Subject to subsections (2) to (4), the preceding provisions of this Act extend only to England and Wales.

(2)Sections 1, 28, 29 and 55 and Schedule 1 and, so far as relating to those provisions, sections 59 to 61 and 65 also extend to Northern Ireland.

(3)The amendment of an enactment in Schedule 9 has the same extent as the enactment amended, but the amendments made by paragraph 14 of that Schedule do not extend to Scotland.

(4)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that this Act extends, with such modifications as appear to Her Majesty to be appropriate, to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I119S. 66 in force at 31.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(l)

67Short titleE+W+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I120S. 67 in force at 31.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(m)

SCHEDULES

Section 1

[F180SCHEDULE 1E+W+N.I.[F181Independent Safeguarding Authority]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F181Words in Sch. 1 heading substituted (12.11.2009) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 81(2)(3)(m)(ii), 116(5)(a)

MembershipE+W+N.I.

1(1)[F182ISA] shall consist of—E+W+N.I.

(a)a chairman;

(b)such number of other members as the Secretary of State decides.

(2)The chairman and other members—

(a)are to be appointed by the Secretary of State;

(b)must appear to the Secretary of State to have knowledge or experience of any aspect of child protection or the protection of vulnerable adults.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F182Words in Sch. 1 para. 1 substituted (12.11.2009) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 81(2)(3)(m)(ii), 116(5)(a)

Commencement Information

I121Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I122Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

Tenure of officeE+W+N.I.

2(1)The chairman and members hold and must vacate office as such in accordance with the terms of their respective appointments.E+W+N.I.

(2)The appointment of a person to hold office is for a term not exceeding five years.

(3)A person holding office may at any time resign that office by giving notice in writing to the Secretary of State.

(4)The Secretary of State may by notice in writing remove a person from office if satisfied that any of the following applies to him—

(a)he has, without reasonable excuse, failed, for a continuous period of three months, to carry out his functions;

(b)he has been convicted (whether before or after his appointment) of a criminal offence;

(c)he is an undischarged bankrupt or his estate has been sequestrated and he has not been discharged;

[F183(ca)a moratorium period under a debt relief order applies in relation to him (under Part 7A of the Insolvency Act 1986);]

(d)he is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order under Schedule 4A to the Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45) or an order to the like effect made under any corresponding enactment in force in Scotland or Northern Ireland;

[F184(da)he is the subject of a debt relief restrictions order or an interim debt relief restrictions order under Schedule 4ZB to the Insolvency Act (c45);]

(e)he has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors;

(f)he has failed to comply with the terms of his appointment;

(g)he is otherwise unable or unfit to carry out his functions as chairman or member.

(5)A person who ceases to be chairman or a member is eligible for re-appointment, except where he is removed from office under sub-paragraph (4).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I123Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I124Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

Remuneration, pension etc. of membersE+W+N.I.

3(1)[F181ISA] must pay to the chairman and each of the other members such remuneration and allowances as may be determined by the Secretary of State.E+W+N.I.

(2)[F181ISA] must, if required to do so by the Secretary of State—

(a)pay such pension, allowances or gratuities as may be determined by the Secretary of State to or in respect of a person who is or has been the chairman or a member, or

(b)make such payments as may be so determined towards provision for the payment of a pension, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of such a person.

(3)If the Secretary of State thinks that there are special circumstances which make it right for a person ceasing to hold office as chairman or a member to receive compensation, [F181ISA] must pay to him a sum by way of compensation of such amount as may be determined by the Secretary of State.

(4)Service as chairman or other member of [F181ISA] is included among the kinds of service to which a scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11) can apply, and accordingly in Schedule 1 to that Act (in which those kinds of service are listed) insert at the appropriate place— “ The [F181Independent Safeguarding Authority]. ”

(5)[F181ISA] must pay to the Minister for the Civil Service, at such times as he may direct, such sums as he may determine in respect of any increase attributable to sub-paragraph (4) in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under that Act.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I125Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I126Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

StaffE+W+N.I.

4(1)[F181ISA] shall have—E+W+N.I.

(a)a chief executive;

(b)such other employees as it may appoint.

(2)The chairman may be appointed as chief executive.

(3)[F181ISA] may make arrangements for persons to be seconded to [F181ISA] to serve as members of its staff.

(4)A member of a police force on temporary service with [F181ISA] shall be under the direction and control of [F181ISA].

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I127Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I128Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

Remuneration, pensions etc. of staffE+W+N.I.

5(1)[F181ISA] must pay to its employees such remuneration and allowances as it may determine.E+W+N.I.

(2)[F181ISA] may pay, or make payments in respect of, such pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of its employees or former employees as it may determine.

(3)Employment with [F181ISA] is included among the kinds of employment to which a scheme under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11) can apply, and accordingly in Schedule 1 to that Act (in which those kinds of employment are listed) insert at the appropriate place— “ Employment by the [F181Independent Safeguarding Authority]. ”

(4)If any person—

(a)on ceasing to be employed by [F181ISA] becomes or continues to be one of its members, and

(b)was, by reference to his employment, a participant in a scheme under section 1 of that Act,

the Minister for the Civil Service may determine that his service as a member of [F181ISA] is to be treated for the purposes of the scheme as if his service as a member were service as an employee of [F181ISA] (whether or not any benefits are payable to or in respect of him by virtue of paragraph 3).

(5)[F181ISA] must pay to the Minister for the Civil Service, at such times as he may direct, such sums as he may determine in respect of any increase attributable to this paragraph in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under that Act.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I129Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I130Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

Delegation of functionsE+W+N.I.

6(1)[F181ISA] may to such extent as it may determine delegate any of its functions to—E+W+N.I.

(a)one of its members;

(b)a member of its staff;

(c)a committee consisting of some of its members, members of its staff or both members and members of staff.

(2)A committee mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c) which consists of both members and members of staff must be chaired by a member.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I131Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I132Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

7[F181ISA] may to such extent as it may determine delegate any of its functions, other than a core function, to—E+W+N.I.

(a)a person who is neither a member nor a member of staff;

(b)a committee (including a committee which comprises or includes persons who are neither members nor members of staff).

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I133Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I134Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

8A core function is—E+W+N.I.

(a)determining whether it is appropriate for a person to be included in a barred list;

(b)determining whether to remove a person from a barred list;

(c)considering representations made for the purposes of Schedule 3.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I135Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I136Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

ReportsE+W+N.I.

9(1)As soon as possible after the end of each financial year [F185ISA] must issue a report on the exercise of its functions during that year.E+W+N.I.

(2)[F185ISA] must arrange for the report to be published in such manner as it considers appropriate.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F185Words in Sch. 1 paras. 9-16 substituted (12.11.2009) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 81(2)(3)(m)(ii), 116(5)(a)

Commencement Information

I137Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I138Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

10The Secretary of State may direct [F185ISA] to submit a report to him on any matter regarding the exercise of [F185ISA's] functions as may be specified in the direction.E+W+N.I.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I139Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I140Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

FundingE+W+N.I.

11The Secretary of State may make payments to [F185ISA] of such amounts, at such times and on such conditions (if any) as he thinks appropriate.E+W+N.I.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I141Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I142Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

AccountsE+W+N.I.

12(1)[F185ISA] must keep its accounts in such form as the Secretary of State determines.E+W+N.I.

(2)[F185ISA] must prepare annual accounts in respect of each financial year in such form as the Secretary of State decides.

(3)Before the end of the specified period following the end of each financial year to which the annual accounts relate [F185ISA] must send a copy of the accounts to the Secretary of State and the Comptroller and Auditor General.

(4)The Comptroller and Auditor General must—

(a)examine, certify and report on the annual accounts;

(b)send a copy of the accounts and of his report to the Secretary of State, who must lay them before each House of Parliament.

(5)The financial year is—

(a)the period starting on the day [F185ISA] is established and ending on the next 31st March;

(b)each succeeding period of 12 months.

(6)The specified period is such period as the Secretary of State directs.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I143Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I144Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

StatusE+W+N.I.

13(1)[F185ISA] is not to be regarded—E+W+N.I.

(a)as the servant or agent of the Crown, or

(b)as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.

(2)[F185ISA's] property is not to be regarded as property of, or property held on behalf of, the Crown.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I145Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I146Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

Payments in connection with maladministrationE+W+N.I.

14(1)If [F185ISA] thinks—E+W+N.I.

(a)that action taken by or on behalf of [F185ISA] amounts to maladministration, and

(b)that a person has been adversely affected by the action,

[F185ISA] may make such payment (if any) to the person as it thinks appropriate.

(2)Action” includes failure to act.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I147Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I148Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

Incidental powersE+W+N.I.

15(1)In connection with the exercise of any of its functions [F185ISA] may—E+W+N.I.

(a)enter into contracts and other agreements (whether legally binding or not);

(b)acquire and dispose of property (including land);

(c)borrow money;

(d)do such other things as [F185ISA] thinks necessary or expedient.

(2)The power conferred by sub-paragraph (1)(b) includes accepting—

(a)gifts of money, and

(b)gifts or loans of other property,

on such terms as [F185ISA] thinks appropriate.

(3)But [F185ISA] may exercise the power conferred by sub-paragraph (1)(b) or (c) only with the consent of the Secretary of State.

(4)Such consent may be given—

(a)with respect to a particular case or with respect to a class of cases;

(b)subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I149Sch. 1 para. 15 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I150Sch. 1 para. 15 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

DocumentsE+W+N.I.

16A document purporting to be signed on behalf of [F185ISA] shall be received in evidence and, unless the contrary is proved, be taken to be so signed.]E+W+N.I.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I151Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 2.1.2008 for E.W. by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

I152Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 31.3.2008 for N.I. by S.I. 2008/930, art. 2(a)

Section 1

[F186SCHEDULE 2E+WTransfers to [F187ISA]

Staff transfer schemesE+W

1(1)The Secretary of State may make a scheme (a “staff transfer scheme”) providing—E+W

(a)for a person employed in the civil service of the state to become an employee of [F188ISA];

(b)for his terms of employment to have effect (subject to any necessary modifications) as the terms of his contract of employment with [F188ISA];

(c)for the transfer to [F188ISA] of the rights, powers, duties and liabilities of the Crown under or in connection with his terms of employment;

(d)for anything done (or having effect as if done) before that transfer by or in relation to the Crown in respect of the terms of employment or the person to be treated as having been done by or in relation to [F188ISA].

(2)A staff transfer scheme may provide for a period before a person became an employee of [F188ISA] to count as a period during which he was such an employee (and for the operation of the scheme not to be treated as having interrupted the continuity of that period).

(3)A staff transfer scheme may provide for a person in the civil service of the state who would otherwise become an employee of [F188ISA] not to become such an employee if he gives notice objecting to the operation of the scheme in relation to him.

(4)A staff transfer scheme may provide for any person who would be treated (whether by an enactment or otherwise) as having his employment terminated by the operation of the scheme not to be so treated.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F188Words in Sch. 2 para. 1 substituted (12.11.2009) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 81(2)(3)(m)(iii), 116(5)(a)

Commencement Information

I153Sch. 2 para. 1 in force at 2.1.2008 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

Property transfer schemesE+W

2(1)The Secretary of State may make a scheme (a “property transfer scheme”) providing for the transfer to [F189ISA] of any property, rights or liabilities of the Secretary of State.E+W

(2)The things that may be transferred by a property transfer scheme include—

(a)property, rights and liabilities that could not otherwise be transferred;

(b)property acquired, and rights and liabilities arising, after the making of the scheme.

(3)A property transfer scheme may—

(a)create interests in, or rights in relation to, anything that is or could be transferred by the scheme;

(b)impose liabilities in relation to anything that is or could be transferred or created by the scheme;

(c)apportion property, rights and liabilities;

(d)provide for things done by or in relation to the Secretary of State in connection with any property, rights or liabilities transferred by the scheme to be treated as done, or to be continued, by or in relation to [F189ISA];

(e)make provision about the continuation of legal proceedings.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F189Words in Sch. 2 para. 2 substituted (12.11.2009) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 81(2)(3)(m)(iii), 116(5)(a)

Commencement Information

I154Sch. 2 para. 2 in force at 2.1.2008 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

Schemes: supplementaryE+W

3A staff transfer scheme, or property transfer scheme, may make supplementary, incidental, transitional and consequential provision.]E+W

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I155Sch. 2 para. 3 in force at 2.1.2008 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 3

Section 2

SCHEDULE 3E+WBarred lists

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Part 1E+WChildren's barred list

Automatic inclusionE+W

1(1)This paragraph applies to a person if any of the criteria prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph is satisfied in relation to the person.E+W

[F190(2)If DBS is satisfied that this paragraph applies to a person, it must include the person in the children’s barred list.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I156Sch. 3 para. 1 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I157Sch. 3 para. 1 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

I158Sch. 3 para. 1(1) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(j)

Inclusion subject to consideration of representationsE+W

2(1)This paragraph applies to a person if any of the criteria prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph is satisfied in relation to the person.E+W

[F191[F192(2)Sub-paragraph (4) applies if it appears to DBS that—

(a)this paragraph applies to a person, and

(b)the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to children.]

(4)[F193DBS] must give the person the opportunity to make representations as to why the person should not be included in the children's barred list.

(5)Sub-paragraph (6) applies if—

(a)the person does not make representations before the end of any time prescribed for the purpose, or

(b)the duty in sub-paragraph (4) does not apply by virtue of paragraph 16(2).

(6)If [F193DBS]

(a)is satisfied that this paragraph applies to the person, and

(b)has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to children,

it must include the person in the list.

(7)Sub-paragraph (8) applies if the person makes representations before the end of any time prescribed for the purpose.

(8)If [F193DBS]

(a)is satisfied that this paragraph applies to the person,

(b)has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to children, and

(c)is satisfied that it is appropriate to include the person in the children's barred list,

it must include the person in the list.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F191 Sch. 3 para. 2(2)-(8) substituted for Sch. 3 para. 2(2)-(4) (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. 67(2), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I159Sch. 3 para. 2 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I160Sch. 3 para. 2 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

I161Sch. 3 para. 2(1) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(j)

BehaviourE+W

3(1)This paragraph applies to a person if—E+W

(a)it appears to [F193DBS] that the person [F194

(i)has (at any time) engaged in relevant conduct, and

(ii)is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to children,] and

(b)[F193DBS] proposes to include him in the children's barred list.

(2)[F193DBS] must give the person the opportunity to make representations as to why he should not be included in the children's barred list.

(3)[F193DBS] must include the person in the children's barred list if—

(a)it is satisfied that the person has engaged in relevant conduct,

[F195(aa)it has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to children,] and

(b)it [F196is satisfied] that it is appropriate to include the person in the list.

(4)This paragraph does not apply to a person if the relevant conduct consists only of an offence committed against a child before the commencement of section 2 and the court, having considered whether to make a disqualification order, decided not to.

(5)In sub-paragraph (4)—

(a)the reference to an offence committed against a child must be construed in accordance with Part 2 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43);

(b)a disqualification order is an order under section 28, 29 or 29A of that Act.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F194Words in Sch. 3 para. 3(1)(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. 67(3)(a), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F195Sch. 3 para. 3(3)(aa) 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. 67(3)(b), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F196Words in Sch. 3 para. 3(3)(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. 67(3)(c), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

Commencement Information

I162Sch. 3 para. 3 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I163Sch. 3 para. 3 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

4(1)For the purposes of paragraph 3 relevant conduct is—E+W

(a)conduct which endangers a child or is likely to endanger a child;

(b)conduct which, if repeated against or in relation to a child, would endanger that child or would be likely to endanger him;

(c)conduct involving sexual material relating to children (including possession of such material);

(d)conduct involving sexually explicit images depicting violence against human beings (including possession of such images), if it appears to [F193DBS] that the conduct is inappropriate;

(e)conduct of a sexual nature involving a child, if it appears to [F193DBS] that the conduct is inappropriate.

(2)A person's conduct endangers a child if he—

(a)harms a child,

(b)causes a child to be harmed,

(c)puts a child at risk of harm,

(d)attempts to harm a child, or

(e)incites another to harm a child.

(3)Sexual material relating to children” means—

(a)indecent images of children, or

(b)material (in whatever form) which portrays children involved in sexual activity and which is produced for the purposes of giving sexual gratification.

(4)Image” means an image produced by any means, whether of a real or imaginary subject.

(5)A person does not engage in relevant conduct merely by committing an offence prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.

(6)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(d) and (e), [F193DBS] must have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State as to conduct which is inappropriate.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I164Sch. 3 para. 4 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I165Sch. 3 para. 4(1)-(4)(6) in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

I166Sch. 3 para. 4(5) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

Risk of harmE+W

5(1)This paragraph applies to a person if—E+W

(a)it appears to [F193DBS] that the person[F197

(i)falls within sub-paragraph (4), and

(ii)is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to children] and

(b)[F193DBS] proposes to include him in the children's barred list.

(2)[F193DBS] must give the person the opportunity to make representations as to why he should not be included in the children's barred list.

(3)[F193DBS] must include the person in the children's barred list if—

(a)it is satisfied that the person falls within sub-paragraph (4),

[F198(aa)it has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to children,] and

(b)it [F199is satisfied] that it is appropriate to include the person in the list.

(4)A person falls within this sub-paragraph if he may—

(a)harm a child,

(b)cause a child to be harmed,

(c)put a child at risk of harm,

(d)attempt to harm a child, or

(e)incite another to harm a child.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F197Words in Sch. 3 para. 5(1)(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. 67(4)(a), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F198Sch. 3 para. 5(3)(aa) 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. 67(4)(b), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F199Words in Sch. 3 para. 5(3)(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. 67(4)(c), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

Commencement Information

I167Sch. 3 para. 5 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I168Sch. 3 para. 5 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

Restriction on inclusionE+W

6(1)[F200DBS] must not include a person in the children's barred list—E+W

(a)only on a particular ground if a relevant Scottish authority has already considered whether the person should be included in a corresponding list on the same ground (whether or not it decided to include him in the list), or

(b)if, in accordance with such criteria as the Secretary of State specifies by order, it is more appropriate for the person's case to be considered by the relevant Scottish authority.

(2)A relevant Scottish authority is such authority as the Secretary of State specifies by order as exercising for the purposes of the law of Scotland functions which correspond to those of [F200DBS] .

(3)A corresponding list is a list maintained for the purposes of the law of Scotland which the Secretary of State specifies by order as corresponding to the children's barred list.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I169Sch. 3 para. 6 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I170Sch. 3 para. 6 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I171Sch. 3 para. 6(1)(b)(2)(3) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(o)

Part 2E+WAdults' barred list

Automatic inclusionE+W

7(1)This paragraph applies to a person if any of the criteria prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph is satisfied in relation to the person.E+W

[F201(2)If DBS is satisfied that this paragraph applies to a person, it must include the person in the adults’ barred list.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I172Sch. 3 para. 7 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I173Sch. 3 para. 7 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

I174Sch. 3 para. 7(1) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(j)

Inclusion subject to consideration of representationsE+W

8(1)This paragraph applies to a person if any of the criteria prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph is satisfied in relation to the person.E+W

[F202[F203(2)Sub-paragraph (4) applies if it appears to DBS that—

(a)this paragraph applies to a person, and

(b)the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults.]

(4)[F204DBS] must give the person the opportunity to make representations as to why the person should not be included in the adults' barred list.

(5)Sub-paragraph (6) applies if—

(a)the person does not make representations before the end of any time prescribed for the purpose, or

(b)the duty in sub-paragraph (4) does not apply by virtue of paragraph 16(2).

(6)If [F204DBS]

(a)is satisfied that this paragraph applies to the person, and

(b)has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults,

it must include the person in the list.

(7)Sub-paragraph (8) applies if the person makes representations before the end of any time prescribed for the purpose.

(8)If [F204DBS]

(a)is satisfied that this paragraph applies to the person,

(b)has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults, and

(c)is satisfied that it is appropriate to include the person in the adults' barred list,

it must include the person in the list.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F202Sch. 3 para. 8(2)-(8) substituted for Sch. 3 para. 8(2)-(4) (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. 67(6), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I175Sch. 3 para. 8 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I176Sch. 3 para. 8 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

I177Sch. 3 para. 8(1) in force at 31.12.2007 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(j)

BehaviourE+W

9(1)This paragraph applies to a person if—E+W

(a)it appears to [F204DBS] that the person[F205

(i)has (at any time) engaged in relevant conduct, and

(ii)is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults,] and

(b)[F204DBS] proposes to include him in the adults' barred list.

(2)[F204DBS] must give the person the opportunity to make representations as to why he should not be included in the adults' barred list.

(3)[F204DBS] must include the person in the adults' barred list if—

(a)it is satisfied that the person has engaged in relevant conduct,

[F206(aa)it has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults,] and

(b)it [F207is satisfied] that it is appropriate to include the person in the list.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F205Words in Sch. 3 para. 9(1)(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. 67(7)(a), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F206Sch. 3 para. 9(3)(aa) 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. 67(7)(b), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F207Words in Sch. 3 para. 9(3)(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. 67(7)(c), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

Commencement Information

I178Sch. 3 para. 9 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I179Sch. 3 para. 9 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

10(1)For the purposes of paragraph 9 relevant conduct is—E+W

(a)conduct which endangers a vulnerable adult or is likely to endanger a vulnerable adult;

(b)conduct which, if repeated against or in relation to a vulnerable adult, would endanger that adult or would be likely to endanger him;

(c)conduct involving sexual material relating to children (including possession of such material);

(d)conduct involving sexually explicit images depicting violence against human beings (including possession of such images), if it appears to [F204DBS] that the conduct is inappropriate;

(e)conduct of a sexual nature involving a vulnerable adult, if it appears to [F204DBS] that the conduct is inappropriate.

(2)A person's conduct endangers a vulnerable adult if he—

(a)harms a vulnerable adult,

(b)causes a vulnerable adult to be harmed,

(c)puts a vulnerable adult at risk of harm,

(d)attempts to harm a vulnerable adult, or

(e)incites another to harm a vulnerable adult.

(3)Sexual material relating to children” means—

(a)indecent images of children, or

(b)material (in whatever form) which portrays children involved in sexual activity and which is produced for the purposes of giving sexual gratification.

(4)Image” means an image produced by any means, whether of a real or imaginary subject.

(5)A person does not engage in relevant conduct merely by committing an offence prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.

(6)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(d) and (e), [F204DBS] must have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State as to conduct which is inappropriate.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I180Sch. 3 para. 10 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I181Sch. 3 para. 10(1)-(4)(6) in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

I182Sch. 3 para. 10(5) in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

Risk of harmE+W

11(1)This paragraph applies to a person if—E+W

(a)it appears to [F204DBS] that the person[F208

(i)falls within sub-paragraph (4), and

(ii)is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults], and

(b)[F204DBS] proposes to include him in the adults' barred list.

(2)[F204DBS] must give the person the opportunity to make representations as to why he should not be included in the adults' barred list.

(3)[F204DBS] must include the person in the adults' barred list if—

(a)it is satisfied that the person falls within sub-paragraph (4),

[F209(aa)it has reason to believe that the person is or has been, or might in future be, engaged in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults,] and

(b)it [F210is satisfied] that it is appropriate to include the person in the list.

(4)A person falls within this sub-paragraph if he may—

(a)harm a vulnerable adult,

(b)cause a vulnerable adult to be harmed,

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

(d)attempt to harm a vulnerable adult, or

(e)incite another to harm a vulnerable adult.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F208Words in Sch. 3 para. 11(1)(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. 67(8)(a), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F209Sch. 3 para. 11(3)(aa) 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. 67(8)(b), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

F210Words in Sch. 3 para. 11(3)(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. 67(8)(c), 120 (with s. 97); S.I. 2012/2234, art. 2(d) (with arts. 6-16) (as amended (31.3.2014) by S.I. 2014/831, art. 2(2))

Commencement Information

I183Sch. 3 para. 11 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I184Sch. 3 para. 11 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

Restriction on inclusionE+W

12(1)[F211DBS] must not include a person in the adults' barred list—E+W

(a)only on a particular ground if a relevant Scottish authority has already considered whether the person should be included in a corresponding list on the same ground (whether or not it decided to include him in the list), or

(b)if, in accordance with such criteria as the Secretary of State specifies by order, it is more appropriate for the person's case to be considered by the relevant Scottish authority.

(2)A relevant Scottish authority is such authority as the Secretary of State specifies by order as exercising for the purposes of the law of Scotland functions which correspond to those of [F211DBS] .

(3)A corresponding list is a list maintained for the purposes of the law of Scotland which the Secretary of State specifies by order as corresponding to the adults' barred list.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I185Sch. 3 para. 12 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I186Sch. 3 para. 12 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

I187Sch. 3 para. 12(1)(b)(2)(3) in force at 19.5.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2008/1320, art. 5(o)

Part 3E+WSupplementary

ProcedureE+W

13(1)[F212DBS] must ensure that in respect of any information it receives in relation to an individual from whatever source or of whatever nature it considers whether the information is relevant to its consideration as to whether the individual should be included in each barred list.E+W

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not, without more, require [F212DBS] to give an individual the opportunity to make representations as to why he should not be included in a barred list.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I188Sch. 3 para. 13 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I189Sch. 3 para. 13 in force at 12.10.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/2611, art. 2, Sch.

14When an individual is included in a barred list [F212DBS] must take all reasonable steps to notify the individual of that fact.E+W

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I190Sch. 3 para. 14 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I191Sch. 3 para. 14 in force at 20.1.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/39, art. 2(1)(k)

15(1)The Secretary of State may, by regulations, make provision as to the procedure to be followed for the purposes of any decision [F212DBS] is required or authorised to take under this Schedule.E+W

(2)Such provision may include provision as to the time within which anything is to be done.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I192Sch. 3 para. 15 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 4(a)

I193Sch. 3 para. 15(1)(2) in force at 31.12.2007 by S.I. 2007/3545, art. 2(k)

RepresentationsE+W

16(1)A person who is, by virtue of any provision of this Schedule, given an opportunity to make representations must have the opportunity to make representations in relation to all of the information on which [F212DBS] intends to rely in taking a decision under this Schedule.E+W

(2)Any requirement of this Schedule to give a person an opportunity to make representations does not apply if [F212DBS] does not know and cannot reasonably ascertain the whereabouts of the person.

(3)The opportunity to make representations does not include the opportunity to make representations that findings of fact made by a competent body were wrongly made.

(4)Findings of fact made by a competent body are findings of fact made in proceedings before [F213the Secretary of State in the exercise of the Secretary of State's functions under section 141B of the Education Act 2002, or in proceedings before] one of the following bodies or any of its committees—

F214(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)the General Teaching Council for Wales;

(c)the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain;

(d)the General Medical Council;

(e)the General Dental Council;

(f)the General Optical Council;

(g)the General Osteopathic Council;

(h)the General Chiropractic Council;

(i)the Nursing and Midwifery Council;

(j)[F215the Health and Care Professions Council];

(k)the General Social Care Council;

[F216(l)Social Care Wales]

[F217(4A)The reference in sub-paragraph (4) to “any of its committees” is, in respect of Social Care Wales, to be read as if it were a reference to “any panel established under Part 8 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016”.]

(5)The Secretary of State may by order amend sub-paragraph (4) by inserting a paragraph or amending or omitting a paragraph for the time being contained in the sub-paragraph.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F213Words in Sch. 3 para. 16(4) inserted (1.4.2012) by Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 2 para. 27(4)(a); S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

F214Sch. 3 para. 16(4)(a) omitted (1.4.2012) by virtue of Education Act 2011 (c. 21), s. 82(3), Sch. 2 para. 27(4)(b); S.I. 2012/924, art. 2

F215Words in Sch. 3 para. 16(4)(j) substituted (1.8.2012) by Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), s. 306(4), Sch. 15 para. 56(e); S.I. 2012/1319, art. 2(4)

Commencement Information

I194Sch. 3 para. 16 in force at 11.2.2008 for specified purposes by S.I. 2007/3545,