National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012

16.

Assessment and use of vetting disclosures by relevant organisations.

16.— (1) Where a vetting disclosure made to F14 [ a relevant organisation (other than a relevant organisation who applies for vetting on behalf of another relevant organisation in accordance with section 13(2) ) contains ] criminal records information or specified information in respect of a person who is the subject of the application for vetting disclosure, the relevant organisation shall, as soon as practicable, make available a copy of the vetting disclosure to the person concerned.

F14 [ (2) A relevant organisation (including a relevant organisation who applies for a vetting disclosure on behalf of another relevant organisation in accordance with section 13(2) ) to whom a vetting disclosure is made in accordance with this Act may

(a) consider and take into account the information disclosed in the vetting disclosure when assessing the suitability of the person who is the subject of the disclosure to undertake relevant work or activities, and

(b) to the extent that it is so authorised by law other than by virtue of this section, consider and take into account, in accordance with such law, the information disclosed in the vetting disclosure when assessing the suitability of the person who is the subject of the vetting disclosure to be registered, licensed, considered fit to practice or otherwise authorised (howsoever described) to undertake relevant work or activities, ]

(3) Information contained in a vetting disclosure made by the Bureau to a relevant organisation shall not—

( a) be used by, or

( b) disclosed by,

the relevant organisation F14 [ otherwise than in accordance with this Act or as otherwise authorised by law ].

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (3) shall be guilty of an offence.