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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Section 13: Educational establishments: checks on members of governing body

88.This section provides that an appropriate officer commits an offence if he fails within a prescribed period to make a check in accordance with section 15 in relation to a person who is appointed to the governing body of an educational establishment mentioned in section 8(5). The “appropriate officer” for each type of educational establishment, e.g. maintained schools, academies, etc. will be prescribed in regulations.

89.Provision is made in subsection (3) not to apply the requirements to appointments made before commencement of section 13. Subsection (4) enables this exemption to be switched off.

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