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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Part 3: The period condition

46.This Part defines the period condition for the purposes of regulated activity. The requirements to check and be subject to monitoring kick in primarily when an activity is carried out frequently or the period condition is satisfied. Paragraph 10(1) defines this as activity which takes place on more than two days in a 30-day period. For certain activities, such as caring for children or providing treatment for a vulnerable adult, the requirements to check and be subject to monitoring apply also when the activity takes place overnight and the individual has the opportunity for face to face contact with children or vulnerable adults.

47.It is important to note that section 58 of the Act prevents any activity within the context of a familial relationship and certain types of activity within the context of a friendship from being a regulated activity relating to children or vulnerable adults for the purpose of the Act.

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