Proposed Draft Police Act 1997 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial Order 2018

Closes 26 Nov 2017

Opened 11 Sep 2017

Overview

The 2018 Proposed Draft Order sets out the proposed amendments to the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. It provides that individuals who have been convicted of schedule 8A offences (offences which must always be disclosed) should in certain specified circumstances have the right to apply to a Sheriff in order to seek removal of that conviction information before their disclosure is sent to a third party such as an employer.

Why We Are Consulting

Consultation gives Ministers the opportunity to gain the views of organisations and individuals on policy proposals. In this case Scottish Ministers give such public notice of the proposed draft Order as they considered appropriate, invite observations on it and will have regard to observations submitted.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposed amendments to the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Scottish Ministers will consider all written observations received on the proposed draft order.

Download the consultation paper.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Children and Families
  • Education
  • Law and Order