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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

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13Educational establishments: check on members of governing body

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(1)The appropriate officer (P) commits an offence if he fails in the prescribed period to make a check in accordance with section 15 relating to any person (B) who is appointed to the governing body of an educational establishment mentioned in section 8(5).

(2)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(3)A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if, in relation to any continuous period for which B is a member of the governing body of the establishment—

(a)the appointment first took effect before the commencement of this section, and

(b)it continues to have effect after such commencement.

(4)Subsection (3) does not apply in respect of an appointment which continues to have effect after such date as the Secretary of State specifies by order.

(5)An appropriate officer is such person as is prescribed.

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