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Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 20 – Offences by bodies corporate etc.

49.This section allows for individuals who exercise control within an organisation, as well as the organisation itself, to be proceeded against and punished where the organisation commits an offence of offering child care work to disqualified individuals; failing to remove disqualified individuals; or moving them into positions involving such work.

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