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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007


This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 The lists

    1. Duty to keep lists

      1. 1.Duty of Scottish Ministers to keep lists

    2. Referrals

      1. 2.Referral ground

      2. 3.Reference following disciplinary action etc.

      3. 4.Reference by employment agency

      4. 5.Reference by employment business

      5. 6.Reference relating to matters occurring before provisions come into force

      6. 7.Reference by court

      7. 8.Reference by certain other persons

      8. 9.Failure to refer: offence

    3. Consideration whether to list

      1. 10.Consideration whether to list: organisational referrals etc.

      2. 11.Consideration whether to list: court referrals

      3. 12.Consideration whether to list: vetting information etc.

      4. 13.Consideration whether to list: inquiries

    4. Inclusion in list

      1. 14.Automatic listing

      2. 15.Inclusion in children’s list after consideration

      3. 16.Inclusion in adults' list after consideration

    5. Information relevant to listing decisions

      1. 17.Information relevant to listing decisions

      2. 18.Police information etc.

      3. 19.Information held by public bodies etc.

      4. 20.Information held by regulated work providers

    6. Appeals against listing

      1. 21.Appeals against inclusion in children’s list

      2. 22.Appeals against inclusion in adults' list

      3. 23.Further appeals in relation to inclusion in either list

      4. 24.Appeals in relation to listing: supplementary

    7. Removal from list

      1. 25.Application for removal from list

      2. 26.Determination of application for removal from list

      3. 27.Appeals against refusal to remove individual from list

      4. 28.Late representations

      5. 29.Removal from list

    8. Listing: supplementary

      1. 30.Notice of listing etc.

      2. 31.Relevant inquiries

      3. 32.Relevant offences etc.

      4. 33.Duty to notify certain changes

    9. Offences relating to regulated work

      1. 34.Barred individuals not to do regulated work

      2. 35.Organisations not to use barred individuals for regulated work

      3. 36.Personnel suppliers not to supply barred individuals for regulated work

      4. 37.Penalties for offences relating to regulated work

    10. General and supplementary

      1. 38.Police access to lists

      2. 39.Restrictions on listing in children’s list

      3. 40.Restrictions on listing in adults' list

      4. 41.Protection from actions for damages

      5. 42.Power to regulate procedure etc.

      6. 43.Transfer from 2003 Act list

  3. Part 2 Vetting and disclosure

    1. The Scheme

      1. 44.The Scheme

      2. 45.Participation in Scheme

      3. 46.Statement of scheme membership

    2. Vetting information

      1. 47.Enquiries about scheme members

      2. 48.Scheme record

      3. 49.Vetting information

      4. 50.Duty to notify certain changes

      5. 51.Correction of inaccurate scheme record

    3. Disclosure

      1. 52.Disclosure of scheme records

      2. 53.Disclosure of short scheme records

      3. 54.Disclosure of scheme membership

      4. 55.Disclosure conditions

      5. 56.Crown work

      6. 57.Disclosure restrictions

    4. Removal from scheme

      1. 58.Removal from scheme

      2. 59.Withdrawal from scheme

      3. 60.Notice of removal

      4. 61.Retention of scheme records after removal

    5. Evidence of identity

      1. 62.Evidence of identity

      2. 63.Power to use fingerprints to check applicant’s identity

      3. 64.Power to use personal data to check applicant’s identity

    6. Offences relating to vetting information

      1. 65.Falsification of scheme records etc.

      2. 66.Unlawful disclosure of scheme records etc.

      3. 67.Unlawful requests for scheme records etc.

      4. 68.Unlawful disclosure etc.: supplementary

      5. 69.Penalties for offences relating to vetting information

    7. Fees, forms and other procedures

      1. 70.Fees

      2. 71.Forms

      3. 72.Procedure

    8. Supplementary

      1. 73.Consideration of suitability

      2. 74.Delegation of vetting and disclosure functions

      3. 75.Sources of information

      4. 76.Police access to scheme information

      5. 77.Statements of scheme membership: disclosure of whether individual under consideration for listing

  4. Part 3 Amendment of Part 5 of the Police Act 1997

    1. 78.Information in criminal conviction and record certificates

    2. 79.Form of Part 5 applications

    3. 80.Payment of fee for information from certain police forces

    4. 81.Regulations about registration

  5. Part 4 School care accommodation services

    1. 82.Meaning of “school care accommodation service”

    2. 83.Application of fire safety rules to school care accommodation service

  6. Part 5 Supplementary and general

    1. 84.Guidance

    2. 85.Annual report

    3. 86.Transfer of Disclosure Scotland staff etc.

    4. 87.Power to give effect to corresponding legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    5. 88.Modification of enactments

    6. 89.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

    7. 90.Crown application

  7. Part 6 Interpretation

    1. 91.Regulated work

    2. 92.Individuals barred from regulated work

    3. 93.Meaning of “harm”

    4. 94.Meaning of “protected adult”

    5. 95.Meaning of “work”

    6. 96.Fostering

    7. 97.General interpretation

  8. Part 7 Final provisions

    1. 98.Ancillary provision

    2. 99.Saving: disclosure of information

    3. 100.Orders and regulations

    4. 101.Commencement

    5. 102.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Relevant offences

      1. 1.An offence falls within this paragraph if it is—

      2. 2.An individual falls within this paragraph if the individual—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Regulated work with children

      1. Part 1 Preliminary

        1. 1.Regulated work with children

        2. 2.Exceptions relating to children’s employment and work

      2. Part 2 Activities

        1. 3.Caring for children

        2. 4.Teaching, instructing, training or supervising children

        3. 5.Being in sole charge of children

        4. 6.Unsupervised contact with children

        5. 7.Providing advice or guidance to children

        6. 8.Moderating certain interactive communication services

        7. 9.Provision of care home services

        8. 10.Provision of independent health care services

        9. 11.Work on day care premises

      3. Part 3 Establishments

        1. 12.Children’s detention institution

        2. 13.Children’s hospital

        3. 14.Educational institutions etc.

        4. 15.A further education institution. “Further education institution” means a body...

        5. 16.A hostel used mainly by pupils attending a school or...

        6. 17.Children’s home

      4. Part 4 Positions

        1. 18.Manager of educational institutions etc.

        2. 19.Member of council committee

        3. 20.Member of children’s panel etc.

        4. 21.Chief social work officer

        5. 22.Chief education officer

        6. 23.Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland

        7. 24.Member of that Commissioner’s staff.

        8. 25.Registrar of Independent Schools in Scotland

        9. 26.Fostering

        10. 27.Charity trustee

      5. Part 5 General

        1. 28.Power to amend schedule

        2. 29.An order under paragraph 28 may disapply or otherwise modify...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Regulated work with adults

      1. Part 1 Preliminary

        1. 1.Regulated work with adults

      2. Part 2 Activities

        1. 2.Caring for adults

        2. 3.Teaching, instructing, training and supervising adults

        3. 4.Being in sole charge of adults

        4. 5.Providing assistance, advice or guidance to adults

        5. 6.Provision of care home services

        6. 7.Inspecting care services on behalf of the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

      3. Part 3 Establishments

        1. 8.Care home

        2. 9.Residential establishment or accommodation

      4. Part 4 Positions

        1. 10.Member of council committee

        2. 11.Chief social work officer

        3. 12.Charity trustee

      5. Part 5 General

        1. 13.Power to amend schedule

        2. 14.An order under paragraph 13 may disapply or otherwise modify...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

      1. 1.Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 19)

      2. 2.In section 6— (a) in subsection (2C), for the words...

      3. 3.In section 10B(1)(b)— (a) paragraphs (i) to (iii), and

      4. 4.In section 11(8), for the words from “such” to “but”...

      5. 5.Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44)

      6. 6.In section 98A— (a) in subsection (5)(a)(ii), for “disqualified from...

      7. 7.In section 99(1A)— (a) in paragraph (g)(ii), for “disqualified from...

      8. 8.In section 135(1)— (a) after the definition of “attendance order”...

      9. 9.Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 56)

      10. 10.In section 7, after subsection (2) insert—

      11. 11.In section 15, after subsection (2) insert—

      12. 12.In section 21, before the definition of “care home service”...

      13. 13.Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46)

      14. 14.In section 106(1)— (a) paragraphs (db) and (dc) are repealed,...

      15. 15.In section 110(1)(a), the words “, the proposal to make...

      16. 16.Section 111(3) is repealed.

      17. 17.In section 116, for subsection (2) substitute—

      18. 18.In section 118— (a) in subsection (4), for the words...

      19. 19.In section 121A(1), the words “(other than an appeal under...

      20. 20.In section 173(2), the words “or (cb)” are repealed.

      21. 21.In section 175— (a) in subsection (2)—

      22. 22.Section 181(4) is repealed.

      23. 23.In section 186— (a) the words “or (cb)”, where they...

      24. 24.In section 187(1), the words “or (cb)” are repealed.

      25. 25.In section 189— (a) subsection (2A) is repealed,

      26. 26.In section 193A(1), the words “(other than by way of...

      27. 27.Police Act 1997 (c. 50)

      28. 28.In section 113A, after subsection (5) insert—

      29. 29.After section 113B insert— Suitability information relating to children (1) In such cases as are prescribed, an enhanced criminal...

      30. 30.Sections 113C to 113F are repealed.

      31. 31.In section 114— (a) in subsection (2), for “a Minister...

      32. 32.In section 116— (a) in subsection (2), for “a Minister...

      33. 33.In section 117, after subsection (2) insert—

      34. 34.In section 118— (a) in subsection (2A)(a), for “United Kingdom...

      35. 35.In section 119A(2), the words from “; and” to the...

      36. 36.In section 120(5)(b) for the words from “countersign” to “113B”...

      37. 37.In section 120A— (a) in subsection (3)(b), for “included in...

      38. 38.Section 121 is repealed.

      39. 39.In section 122— (a) in subsection (3)—

      40. 40.Before section 123 insert— Delegation of functions of Scottish Ministers...

      41. 41.In section 126(1), after the definition of “Minister of the...

      42. 42.Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 5)

      43. 43.Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 5)

      44. 44.Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 10)

      45. 45.Inquiries Act 2005 (c. 12)

      46. 46.Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 10)

    5. SCHEDULE 5


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