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Sports: Safeguarding of Vulnerable People Act 2006

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the effect of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable People Act 2006 on sport. (158226)

The Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups (SVG) Act 2006 will help safeguard children and vulnerable adults participating in sport by introducing a strengthened vetting regime for those working in this area, and barring those who are unsuitable.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families, Department of Health and the Home Office have been working with a wide range of stakeholders including sports bodies and organisations and will continue working with the Department for Culture Media and Sport and sports bodies to help inform Regulations and prepare for implementation of the SVG Act. The Government are planning to consult later in the year on a number of detailed elements of the scheme.