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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Schedule 7 – Vetting information

119.This Schedule contains a list of those who are eligible to make checks under section 30. Entry 19 of the table allows regulations to add to the categories of person who are eligible to make checks, and paragraph 2 allows the other entries to be amended by order.

120.Sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3 changes the definition of regulated activity, for the purposes of this Schedule, so that checks can be made when the activity relates to children under the age of 16 who are in employment or is carried on for the armed forces. Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) change the definition of regulated and controlled activity, for the purposes of this Schedule, so that checks can be made even where the activity is not frequent. These sub-paragraphs enable those not under any obligation to check an individual to make a check voluntarily of their status. Provision made by this Schedule means that a parent who is considering engaging a babysitter can check the babysitter’s status.

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