New Child Protection Legislation


In February 2003 The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (PoC&VAO) Order entered legislation, with a section of the order coming into force in November 2004. The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
how recently issued a first information note on the implication of the legislation.


The Volunteer Development Agency will host a number of half-day workshops to provide information on the legislation and its implications for the community and voluntary sector. The table below gives details of dates and venues. Please contact the number shown if you are interested in attending.


The Sports Council for Northern Ireland is delighted to confirm that through our ongoing partnership with the NSPCC-Child Protection In Sport Unit and The Volunteer Development Agency, Paul Stevenson will facilitate a sport-focused information session subject to demand.


To confirm your interest, please contact Paul Stephenson (Child Protection in Sport Unit) on 028 9035 1135 or by email on [email protected].


Useful links…      


For further information on PoC&VAO road shows or to book a place please contact the Our Duty to Care team on 028 9023 6100 or [email protected] 

POCVA Road shows





8th September 2004


North & West Belfast Trust


22nd September 2004


Aisling Centre, Enniskillen


29th September 2004


Pinebank Community Centre,



6th October 2004


Junction, Derry



13th October 2004



20th October 2004

Holywell, Ballymena


10th November 2004

Knockbracken, Belfast

24th November 2004


Health & Care Centre, Regent Street, Newtownards



1st December 2004


North & West Belfast Trust




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