Scottish PVG Scheme launch date confirmed

It has been confirmed that on 28 February 2011, the Scottish Government is to introduce a membership scheme to replace the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.  

        Link to PVG newsletter

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) will:

  1. 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,
  2. be quick and easy to use, reducing the need to complete a detailed application form every time a disclosure check is required,
  3. make it easier for employers to determine who they should check to protect their client group.