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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 24: Monitoring

105.Subsection (1) sets out the criteria that must be satisfied for a person to be subject to monitoring in relation to a regulated activity. In particular, the person must have made a monitoring application. On a monitoring application being made the Secretary of State must make enquiries to obtain relevant information (defined in subsection (8)) which includes information about convictions and cautions and information from police forces that might be relevant in relation to the regulated activity.

106.Section 24 also enables the Secretary of State to set a fee to be paid by applicants for monitoring. It is intended that the Vetting and Barring Scheme will be funded from income from a flat fee to be paid once when applicants first apply to be monitored. The fee is to be waived in the case of volunteers who work with vulnerable groups.

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