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The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Disclosure and Barring Service Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Disclosure and Barring Service Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 and shall come into force on 1st December 2012.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3), (4), (5) and (6), this Order extends to England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

(3) The amendments to any enactment made by this Order, subject to paragraphs (4), (5) and (6), have the same extent as the enactment amended.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), the amendments made to the Police Act 1997(1) extend to England and Wales only.

(5) The amendments made to the Police Act 1997 by articles 13(2)(c), 52 and 53 extend to Northern Ireland only.

(6) In article 73 the removal of paragraph (f) in the table in section 56(6) of the Data Protection Act 1998(2) extends to England and Wales only.

(7) In this Order—

“the 1997 Act” means the Police Act 1997;

“the 2006 Act” means the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006(3);

“the 2007 Order” means the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007(4);

“the 2008 Northern Ireland Transitional Provisions Order” means the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008(5);

“the 2008 Transitional Provisions Order” means the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2008(6);

“the 2012 Act” means the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012;

DBS” means the Disclosure and Barring Service;

ISA” means the Independent Safeguarding Authority;

“the principal enactments” means the 2006 Act, the 2007 Order, the 2008 Northern Ireland Transitional Provisions Order and the 2008 Transitional Provisions Order.

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