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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Part 2: Activities

207.These are certain types of activity carried out by individuals in the course of performing their normal duties (e.g. caring, teaching, supervising, advising and guiding etc.), or carried out where the performance of an individual’s duties in particular establishments (e.g. care homes) permits or requires them to have contact with protected adults. Paragraphs 2 and 6 qualify the scope of regulated work with adults by excluding these activities where they are done with children only and the presence of protected adults is merely incidental. This would prevent, for example, teaching at a secondary school becoming regulated work with adults merely because a few of the sixth year students were receiving care services.

208.Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 qualify the scope of regulated work with adults by excluding these activities where they are merely incidental to carrying out the same activity in relation to other individuals who are not protected adults.

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