Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c 47) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created following the UK Government accepting recommendation 19 of the inquiry headed by Sir Michael Bichard, which was set up in the wake of the Soham Murders.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006[1]
Long titleAn Act to make provision in connection with the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
Citation2006 c 47
Royal assent8 November 2006
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Act established the legal basis for the Independent Safeguarding Authority who managed the two lists of people barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults replacing the former barred lists (List 99,[2] the Protection of Children Act 1999 (PoCA),[3] the scheme relating to the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (PoVA)[4] and Disqualification Orders[5]).[6] The Act also places a statutory duty on all those working with vulnerable groups to register and undergo an advanced vetting process with criminal sanctions for non-compliance.

Section 65 - Commencment

The following orders were made under this section:


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