The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 applies to all service personnel who perform ‘regulated activity’ duties and to which the Act ordinarily applies. Additionally, the Act contains provisions which enable the armed forces to request that those who supervise or train under-18s apply to be registered and monitored under the new Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS), which was launched on 12 October 2009. To meet the increased safeguards introduced on that date, we have amended our policy and processes.
[holding answer 26 October 2009]: Yes. Instructors within the Phase 1 and Phase 2 training environment, and their supervisors, will be subject to the Independent Safeguarding Authority registration and monitoring requirements when they become compulsory in November 2010.