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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 54 – Devolution: alignment

149.Section 54 provides a general power to make amendments to any legislation having regard to Scottish or Northern Ireland legislation equivalent to this Act.

150.The reference to “monitoring provision” in section 54 will allow for provision to be made in future so that a person who is subject to monitoring (or its equivalent) by Scottish Ministers, or who has made an application to become subject to monitoring under Northern Ireland legislation (see section 55), is also treated as if subject to monitoring in England and Wales. This will reduce the administrative burden of repeat applications for workers who cross borders within the UK.

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