The Government is scaling back the Vetting and Barring Scheme and the criminal records regime to restore greater common sense. The Home Office started a cross-government programme to develop the Protection of Freedoms Bill (which received royal assent in May 2012).
This document defines the scope of regulated activity in relation to adults, as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (SVGA) which has been amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (PoFA).
Regulated activities are those activities which the Independent Safeguarding Authority (and the Disclosure and Barring Service, from December 2012) can prevent people doing.
Department of Health (2012). Regulated activity (adults). The definition of “regulated activity” (adults) as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 from 10th September 2012. Prepared by the Policy Lead for Disclosure and Barring Services. London: Department of Health, August 2012.