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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Territorial Extent

14.The Act extends to England and Wales. This reflects the current position in relation to POCA, POVA and List 99.

15.The following provisions in the  Act extend to Northern Ireland: the establishment of the IBB; provisions relating to the information monitor for the purposes of  this Act and the Police Act 1997;  provisions amending the Police Act 1997; and, so far as relevant to these provisions, general provisions relating to interpretation and secondary legislation. The intention is that the remainder of the provisions in the Act will be mirrored by separate Northern Ireland legislation. This will enable provisions specific to Northern Ireland to be made.

16.The Act does not extend to Scotland. However it does provide for appropriate information sharing to be established with the parallel scheme that is to be set up in Scotland.

17.The Act may by Order in Council be extended to the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

18.These arrangements are intended to enable vetting and barring processes to operate coherently across the UK.

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