Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007 established the Vetting and Barring Scheme with the aim of preventing unsuitable people from undertaking certain paid or volunteer work with vulnerable groups, including children (regulated activity). It does this by vetting all those who wish to do such work with vulnerable groups and barring those where the information shows they pose a risk of harm.Following a review of the Vetting and Barring Scheme in 2011, changes were made to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007 by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Some of these changes came into operation on 10 September 2012.
The University’s Policy is being updated to reflect the changes established in law by the Protection of Freedom’s Act and will be publsihed once approved. The current Policy is available on the Personnel Web Pages at the link below; this link will also take the reader to the updated guidance on regulated activity and supervision. All queries regarding the legislative framework and the University’s Policy should be directed to Nichola McKay.