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Volunteering Bill

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2010-12

Last updated: 1 May 2012 at 16:09

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Long title

A Bill to make provision to promote volunteering; to enable potential volunteers to obtain a fit and proper person certificate for their activities; and for connected purposes.


The Bill would provide for the introduction of a 'fit and proper person certificate', which would fulfil the requirement for background checks for potential volunteers. The certificate would be a signed declaration by a potential volunteer stating that they had not been convicted of an offence. For volunteers aged under 18, the certificate would be countersigned by a parent or guardian.

The Bill would also amend the Police Act 1997 to take account of the introduction of the new certificate.


Mr Christopher Chope

Current version of the Bill

9 June 2011

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