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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 23 – Controlled activity: regulations

104.This section provides for a power to make regulations as to the steps employers must take when engaging an individual in controlled activity. It is intended that the regulations will make it a requirement that employers: check individuals they intend to engage in controlled activity; ensure they are subject to monitoring (unless they are barred); and, if they decide to employ a barred person, that they put in place the necessary safeguards in order to minimise any potential risk. To ensure these requirements are appropriately enforced the regulations will make it a criminal offence for employers to fail to comply with them.

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