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Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 80: Reference by chief constable

168.Section 80 inserts a new section 6A (Reference by chief constable) into the PVG Act. This new power enables the chief constable of Police Service of Scotland to make a referral to Ministers if the chief constable considers an individual is or has been carrying out a regulated role without being a PVG scheme member (which will now be an offence under the new section 45C of the PVG Act). This power exists independently of the powers the chief constable has to investigate whether an offence has been committed by the individual. Subsection (3) inserts a new paragraph (aa) into section 10(1) of the PVG Act so that Ministers can take action on such a referral by the chief constable, and if appropriate place the individual under consideration for listing.

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