Protecting vulnerable people
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Protecting vulnerable people

Lynne Phair Project manager, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Department of Health, British Geriatrics Society Consultant Nurse Special Interest Group

Lynne Phair explains the government’s new Vetting and Barring Scheme

The Vetting and Barring Scheme is an assurance scheme that came into force on October 12 2009 as part of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. It applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland and will affect nine million people who work in health and social care, education, childcare, prisons, faith groups and the voluntary sector.

Learning Disability Practice. 13, 1, 37-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.

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