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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 44: Registers: power to apply for vetting information

137.This section provides that the Secretary of State must provide, on request, the General Teaching Councils for England and Wales, the General Social Care Council and the Care Council for Wales with information about a person who appears on the body’s register or whom the body is considering including on its register. The information that the Secretary of State must provide is:

a.

whether the person is barred,

b.

whether the person is being considered for barring at the IBB’s discretion,

c.

whether the person is subject to monitoring,

d.

if the person is subject to monitoring, whether the Secretary of State has (i) notified the person whether the enquiries required under Section 24(3) have produced any disclosable information and provided that information to him and (ii) issued an enhanced criminal records certificate in relation to the person following a simultaneous application both for such a certificate and to become subject to monitoring. Obviously the Secretary of State will not be able to provide such notification until all the relevant information has been obtained about an individual.

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