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

Closed 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.

What Happens Next

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to enable Ministers to decide if any changes should be made to the 2018 Proposed Draft Order. Responses will be published, where we have been given permission to do so, no later than 20 working days after the consultation closes. Scottish Ministers are required under section 13(4) of the Convention Rights Compliance (Scotland) Act 2001 to lay before Parliament a statement summarising all observations and specifying any modifications they might make to the 2018 Proposed Draft Order.

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Children and Families
  • Education
  • Law and Order