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Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Schedule 2: Regulated Work With Children

183.Schedule 2 defines regulated work with children for the purposes of this Act. It supersedes the definition of child care position in schedule 2 to PoCSA, which is repealed by paragraph 42 of schedule 4.

184.“Work” is defined (in section 95) very broadly as “work of any kind” and specifically includes paid and unpaid work, work under a contract, carrying out statutory functions and caring for or supervising individuals participating in any organised activity. Regulated work in the schedules is therefore a subset of work generally. Work does not cover certain things done in the course of a family or personal relationship, which if done in other contexts, would constitute work.

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