Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (2003 Order) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005 comes into force

Implementation date: 1 April 2005

The Order places the Pre-Employment Consultancy Service Register on a statutory basis by the creation of the Disqualification from Working with Children List and the Disqualification from Working with Vulnerable Adults List. It brings with it a duty for childcare organisations to check against the lists and to refer to the Department for consideration of inclusion on the list(s) those individuals deemed unsuitable to work with children or vulnerable adults. It is now an offence for those individuals disqualified from working with children to seek work in a regulated position or for an employer to knowingly offer them work in a regulated position. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.