This concept was introduced by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 as part of the Vetting and Barring Scheme, along with the concept of ‘Regulated Activity’.
However, this part of the 2006 Act has never come into force as, prior to its full implementation, there was a Government Review, resulting in a scaled-back Vetting and Barring Scheme (as set out in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.) In the revised Scheme, the scope of ‘Regulated Activity’ was reduced, and the concept of Controlled Activity was abolished.
Controlled Activity would have covered support work (paid or voluntary) in settings such as health, education or social care when the activity was 'frequent' (once a month or more) or 'intensive'(three or more days in a 30-dayperiod).This would have covered, for example, receptionists, car park attendants, catering staff, caretakers, records clerks, cleaners and administrative staff working in such settings or having access to personal records such as health or social care records.
See also the definition of Regulated Activity.