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Explanatory Memorandum to Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


8.In April 2005 England and Wales consulted on proposals for the new vetting and barring scheme. On the 15th January 2007 Northern Ireland issued for a limited consultation the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 welcoming any views about the implementation of arrangements in the Act to Northern Ireland. The consultation closed on the 16th February 2007. In the main, those who responded supported the new vetting and barring scheme.

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