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Updated definition of regulated activity for adults

The government committed to scaling back the vetting and barring scheme and the criminal records regime to common sense levels.

To achieve this, the Home Office set up a cross- government programme to develop the protection of freedoms bill, which received royal assent in May 2012.This means that from 10 September 2012, the definition of regulated activity in relation to safeguarding adults is changing. The Department of Health has published Regulated Activity (Adults) which provides information on the scope of regulated activity in relation to adults, as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006  which has been amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 .