Date Created: 2011-10-10 08:44:34
Important customer notice from Disclosure Scotland:
New PVG Scheme Application Forms.
In February 2011, the Scottish Government introduced a new membership scheme to replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.
Customers are advised that the new PVG Scheme Application Forms are NOT being automatically distributed to organisations, but are being issued on request via the Helpline. Please also be aware that during the first year of operation of the Scheme, it should be used for workers joining the regulated workforce for the first time, and to those moving between jobs within regulated work. Retrospective checking of the existing workforce is planned to commence in March 2012. Information on this is currently been issued to a number of the organisations that are the most frequent users our services.
Present Enhanced Disclosure forms will not be accepted after 28th February 2011
For full details of the PVG scheme click on Disclosure Scotland icon on the home page,
The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme ) will:
Help to ensure that those who have regular contact with children and protected adults through paid and unpaid work do not have a known history of harmful behaviour.
Be quick and easy to use, reducing the need for PVG Scheme members to complete a detailed application form every time a disclosure check is required.
Strike a balance between proportionate protection and robust regulation and make it easier for employers to determine who they should check to protect their client group.
The PVG Scheme
Any individual who is not barred may apply to become a member of the PVG Scheme.
The PVG Scheme is administered by Disclosure Scotland and allows organisational employers and personal employers to satisfy themselves that an individual to whom they are offering regulated work is not barred from doing that type of regulated work. The PVG Scheme provides three different disclosure records for this purpose, which replaces the use of standard and enhanced disclosures for work with vulnerable groups. PVG Scheme members are continuously monitored for new vetting information and any information which comes to light which may indicate that they are unsuitable to do regulated work will lead to a consideration for listing. is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland which, as an executive agency of the Scottish Government, will take on additional responsibilities. This will include taking decisions, on behalf of Scottish Ministers, about who should be barred from working with vulnerable groups.
For full details of the PVG scheme click on Disclosure Scotland icon on the home page