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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 88 Provision of safeguarding information to the police

533.This section inserts a new provision (section 50A) into the 2006 Act that empowers the ISA to provide information that it holds to the police in England and Wales for use by the police for any of the purposes specified in subsection (1). This power provides an additional safeguard to that in section 87 in that it allows the ISA to provide information to the police in what are likely to be exceptional cases where the ISA has not reached a decision as to whether or not it proposes to bar a person but considers that an individual may pose a risk of harm to vulnerable groups. Another use for this power is to enable the ISA to inform the police if it thinks that someone it has barred poses a risk to children in their own household.

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