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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

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2(1)The chairman and members hold and must vacate office as such in accordance with the terms of their respective appointments.

(2)The appointment of a person to hold office is for a term not exceeding five years.

(3)A person holding office may at any time resign that office by giving notice in writing to the Secretary of State.

(4)The Secretary of State may by notice in writing remove a person from office if satisfied that any of the following applies to him—

(a)he has, without reasonable excuse, failed, for a continuous period of three months, to carry out his functions;

(b)he has been convicted (whether before or after his appointment) of a criminal offence;

(c)he is an undischarged bankrupt or his estate has been sequestrated and he has not been discharged;

(d)he is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order under Schedule 4A to the Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45) or an order to the like effect made under any corresponding enactment in force in Scotland or Northern Ireland;

(e)he has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors;

(f)he has failed to comply with the terms of his appointment;

(g)he is otherwise unable or unfit to carry out his functions as chairman or member.

(5)A person who ceases to be chairman or a member is eligible for re-appointment, except where he is removed from office under sub-paragraph (4).

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