National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012


Act not to apply to certain relationships or arrangements, etc.

3.— (1) This Act shall not apply to any of the following, namely:

( a) any relevant work or activities undertaken in the course of a family relationship;

( b) any relevant work or activities undertaken—

(i) in the course of a personal relationship, and

(ii) for no commercial consideration;

( c) the giving of assistance by an individual—

(i) on an occasional basis, and

(ii) for no commercial consideration,

at a school, sports or community event or activity, other than where such assistance includes the coaching, mentoring, counselling, teaching or training of children F1 [ or vulnerable persons; ]

F2 [ (d) the employment of, or entering into a contract for services with, a person either by or on behalf of the State Examinations Commission, for the purposes of the performance by the person on a temporary basis of any functions in respect of the conduct and delivery of examinations to which Part VIII of the Education Act 1998 applies. ]

(2) In this section—

“family relationship” includes a relationship between 2 persons who live in the same household and treat each other as though they were members of the same family;

“personal relationship” means a relationship between or among friends and a friend of a member of an individual’s family shall be regarded as being a friend of the individual also.