Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009 comes into force

Implementation date: 12 October 2009

The Order provides that a person with any of the learning difficulties specified in the Order is not to be treated as a vulnerable adult under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 if that person is receiving a service or engaging in an activity that is being provided specifically for persons with those learning difficulties. The Order also provides that a person is not engaging in a regulated activity under the Act if providing first aid as an ancillary service to children or vulnerable adults. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.