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Sharing Information Written Answer, 13/03/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Simpson's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to meet the SNP manifesto commitment to ensure that all agencies share information and intervene promptly to identify and support children at risk.

Getting it Right for Every Child Written Answer, 13/03/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Simpson's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive when it will respond to the consultations on Getting it right for every child and whether it intends to introduce legislation to make it a duty for all agencies to co-operate and share information, similar to the situation in England under the Children Act 2004.

Child Welfare Written Answer, 05/03/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Robin Harper's (Green) question asking the Scottish Executive how many people have been referred to the Disqualified from Working with Children List under the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003.

Supplementary Information and Guidance: Disqualified from Working with Children List, 31/01/08 [S]
Scottish Government information on the DWCL process and how decisions are reached; guidance on completion of the referral form; guidance on provisional listing; and the referral form to be used from February 2008.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007: Secondary Legislation, 01/11/07 - 12/02/08 [S]
Scottish Government consultation document on proposals for secondary legislation required to implement the vetting and barring scheme introduced through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The new scheme will not only collect disclosure information but also assess it, and it will continue to collect vetting information about an individual after the initial disclosure check has been made. There will be a separate children's and adult's list and the scheme will remove the need for continued disclosure. The lists will be managed by a Central Barring Unit (CBU). Consultation to 12 February 2008.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Written Answer, 20/08/07 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Claire Bakerís (Lab) questions asking the Scottish Executive when it plans to bring the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act into force and what funds it will provide for the voluntary sector to implement the Act.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Written Answer, 15/06/07 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Christine Grahame's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive whether, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007, those who have enhanced disclosure certificates for working with children will require a separate certificate for working with vulnerable adults and, if so, whether it will review this requirement.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act receives Royal Assent, 18/04/07 [S]
The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill received Royal Assent on 18th April 2007. The Act makes provisions to implement the recommendations of the Bichard Inquiry Report of 2004. It will establish a list of individuals unsuitable to work with children and a separate list of individuals unsuitable to work with protected adults.

Parliament passes the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Bill, 08/03/07 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 8 March 2007 MSPs passed the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill. An amendment was passed that will allow Parliament time to debate further retrospective checks during discussion of the regulations. Other amendments were passed in relation to fees, contracting bodies, and implementation.

Education Committee considers the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2, 20/02/07 [S]
During their meeting on 20 February 2007 the Scottish Parliament Education Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2. They discussed amendments in relation to matters including child protection information, regulated work and the meaning of 'harm'.