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Proposed Draft Police Act 1997 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial Order 2018

Proposed Draft Police Act 1997 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial Order 2018

Monday, September 11, 2017

ISBN: 9781788512114

The 2018 Proposed Draft Order sets out the proposed amendments to the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. It provides that individuals who have been convicted of schedule 8A offences (offences which must always be disclosed) should in certain specified circumstances have the right to apply to a Sheriff in order to seek removal of that conviction information before their disclosure is sent to a third party such as an employer.

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Consultation gives Ministers the opportunity to gain the views of organisations and individuals on policy proposals. In this case Scottish Ministers give such public notice of the proposed draft Order as they considered appropriate, invited observations on it and had regard to observations submitted.

 

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposed amendments to the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

 

Scottish Ministers will consider all written observations received on the proposed draft order.