As part of our commitment to continually improve our service and to help our clients meet their legal obligations, we continue to update the Legal Registers on our website and provide free quarterly legal compliance updates to anyone who subscribes. The purpose of these updates is to ensure you stay up to date with any changes in your legal compliance obligations, our updates can also be kept and can be used as evidence that your business is staying up to date with any changes in the legislation, this can be very helpful at audit time.
This Act was introduced very significant changes in the way that people who work with children or vulnerable adults are vetted. The purpose of this act is to restrict contact between children and vulnerable adults and those who might do them harm.
The Act essentially provides a system for employers to check the suitability of employees or volunteers, to work with children or vulnerable adults.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks should be undertaken to prevent persons with specified historical records from contact with children and vulnerable adults.
DBS check records.
Extent(1)Subject to subsections (2) to (4), the preceding provisions of this Act extend only to England and Wales.(2)Sections 1, 28, 29 and 55 and Schedule 1 and, so far as relating to those provisions, sections 59 to 61 and 65 also extend to Northern Ireland.(3)The amendment of an enactment in Schedule 9 has the same extent as the enactment amended, but the amendments made by paragraph 14 of that Schedule do not extend to Scotland.(4)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that this Act extends, with such modifications as appear to Her Majesty to be appropriate, to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
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Including our quarterly legal compliance updates that are a great resource for evidence for your ISO audits.