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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 28 Independent monitor

112.This section provides a statutory basis for the current non-statutory monitoring arrangements relating to the disclosure of local police information by the Criminal Records Bureau under Part 5 of the Police Act 1997 and to the disclosure of information under section 24 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

113.The section provides for an “Independent Monitor” to be appointed by the Secretary of State, and to report to him, on matters connected with the disclosure or non-disclosure of information under certain provisions. The purpose of this review is to ensure compliance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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