Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 (The Meaning of Disqualified from Working with Children: Corresponding Disqualifications in Northern Ireland) Order 2009 comes into force

Implementation date: 1 April 2009

The Order provides, for the first time, that the disqualification from working with children under the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 will be recognised in Scottish law so that individuals disqualified under that Order are also prohibited from working in a child care position in Scotland in the same way as individuals listed under the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.