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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 22: Controlled activity relating to vulnerable adults

103.This section defines controlled activity relating to vulnerable adults. Broadly, this is activity in the health and social care sectors which is carried out frequently, or on three or more days in a 30-day period, and involves the opportunity for contact with vulnerable adults or access to vulnerable adults’ health or social care records but is not regulated activity. This will include ancillary work in such sectors, such as cleaning, administrative work, etc. An activity is a controlled activity only to the extent that it is not a regulated activity. The section allows for the list of services (in relation to which controlled activity occurs) to be amended in the future.

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