Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Explanatory Notes


Section 51: Crown application

145.This section provides that the duties in the Act apply to the Crown. The Crown itself may not be prosecuted for an offence under the Act but that is not the case for a Crown employee.

146.The section also provides that the definition of a regulated activity provider in section 6(2) should be disregarded in relation to the Crown. Instead each government department or other Crown body should be regarded as the regulated activity provider in relation to any regulated activity in which it is engaged.

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