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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 30: Provision of vetting information

117.This section provides for applications to be made to the Secretary of State for relevant information in relation to an individual by applicants who fall within the table in Schedule 7.

118.An application for relevant information is to be made in the prescribed form and must include an appropriate declaration. This declaration must state that the applicant falls within column 1 of the table in Schedule 7, and so has a right to the information, and that the individual has consented to the check. The consent provision will help to protect the information held by the scheme. Consent is not needed when an application is made by an appropriate officer within the meaning of section 13 who is making a check on a member of a governing body of a school or other educational establishment.

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