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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

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8(1)The persons referred to in paragraph 7(9) are—

(a)member of a relevant local government body;

(b)director of adult social services of a local authority in England;

(c)director of social services of a local authority in Wales;

(d)Commissioner for older people in Wales or deputy Commissioner for older people in Wales;

(e)charity trustee of vulnerable adults' charity;

(f)member or chief executive or member of staff of IBB.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a), a person is a member of a relevant local government body if—

(a)he is a member of a local authority and discharges any social services functions of a local authority which relate wholly or mainly to vulnerable adults;

(b)he is a member of an executive of a local authority which discharges any such functions;

(c)he is a member of a committee of an executive of a local authority which discharges any such functions;

(d)he is a member of an area committee, or any other committee, of a local authority which discharges any such functions.

(3)Any reference in sub-paragraph (2) to a committee includes a reference to any sub-committee which discharges any functions of that committee.

(4)A charity is a vulnerable adults' charity if the individuals who are workers for the charity normally include individuals engaging in regulated activity relating to vulnerable adults.

(5)An individual is a worker for a charity if he does work under arrangements made by the charity; but the arrangements referred to in this sub-paragraph do not include any arrangements made for purposes which are merely incidental to the purposes for which the charity is established.

(6)In this paragraph—

  • “area committee” has the same meaning as in section 18 of the Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22);

  • “charity” and “charity trustee” have the same meanings as in the Charities Act 1993 (c. 10);

  • “executive”, in relation to a local authority, has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000;

  • “local authority” has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996 (c. 56);

  • “social services functions”, in relation to a local authority, has the same meaning as in the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (c. 42).

(7)In relation to a local authority—

(a)which is a children’s services authority (within the meaning of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31)), and

(b)which has not appointed a director of children’s services under section 18 of that Act,

in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above the word “adult” must be ignored.

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