Regulated Activity relating to children comprises:
i. unsupervised activities: teach, train, instruct, care for or supervise children, or provide advice/ guidance on well-being, or drive a vehicle only for children;
ii. work for a limited range of establishments
(‘specified places’), with opportunity for contact: e.g. schools,
children’s homes, childcare premises. Not work by supervised volunteers;
Work under (i) or (ii) is regulated activity only if done regularly: “regularly” is defined as;
Once a week or more, or on 4 or more days in a 30-day period, or overnight.
There is no longer a reference to 'vulnerable' adults
. Instead the emphasis is on specific care focused activities with adults such as; providing health care, personal
care, social work.
The time and frequency elements of the definition of Regulated Activity do not apply
meaning that even if an individual is engaging in health care
activities with an adult only once, a DBS Check with Adults Barred List
Check is required. However, this does not include incidental help, for
example occasional assistance within the community dance setting.
Further information on Regulated Activity in relation to children and vulnerable adults is shown within the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act