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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 89 Barring process

534.This section adjusts the procedure for automatic barring in England and Wales so that it is the ISA, rather than the Secretary of State, that must be satisfied that a person has met the prescribed criteria for automatic barring before the ISA is required to bar him or her. The section also makes a consequential change to the duty on the Secretary of State to check records. The prescribed criteria that trigger an automatic bar consist of certain serious offences and in some of these cases the automatic bar is triggered only if certain specified circumstances arise, for example, the victim is a child. This means that the circumstances of an offence will sometimes need to be verified before it can be confirmed that any of the prescribed criteria are satisfied with respect to him or her.

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