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Protecting Vulnerable Groups: Scottish Vetting And Barring Scheme: Consultation Paper

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Scottish Executive
Education Department
Children, Young People and Social Care Group

To: (consultees as listed)

Children & Families Division
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

Telephone: 0131-244 7408
Fax: 0131-244 0978
Bichard.legislation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Ref: PVGLEG(1)
8 February 2006

Dear Consultee

CONSULTATION ON PROTECTING VULNERABLE GROUPS: SCOTTISH VETTING AND BARRING SCHEME

The First Minister made known on 12 Jan 2006 that the Scottish Executive would bring forward legislation in response to the Bichard recommendations in this session of the Scottish Parliament. I am writing to you following the launch of the consultation exercise this week to provide you with a copy of the consultation paper and to invite you to respond.

We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 2 May 2006. We have provided a response booklet which contains details of the consultation process and questions to help you focus your response. Please see the response booklet for details of how to respond. If you have any queries which are not answered by the response booklet, contact Scott Wood on 0131 244 7612.

All responses will be analysed and considered along with any information from stakeholder events in order to develop the Scottish Vetting and Barring Scheme. We will issue a report on this consultation process in the summer and introduce legislation later this year.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Mott
Children & Families Division

List of consultees

Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland
Care service providers
Chief Constables
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
Crown Office
Disability Rights Commission
Disclosure Scotland
Faith groups
Housing Associations
Law Society of Scotland
Local Authority Chief Executives
Local Authority Directors of Education / Social Work / Finance / Children's Services
Lord President and Lord Justice General
Minority ethnic groups
NHS Board Chief Executives
Parent, carer and volunteer groups
Political parties
Professional regulatory and representative bodies
Scottish Court Service
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People
Scottish Further Education Colleges
Scottish Higher Education Institutes
School and teacher representative bodies
Sheriffs, Sheriff Principals and Sheriff's Association
Unions
Voluntary organisations