Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme
On 28 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.
The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme), which delivers on the provisions outlined in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) (Scotland) Act 2007 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.
On 3 May 2017, Police Scotland launched an online application under the Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme. If you are worried about an adult's contact with a child in your care, you can submit an application for information regarding the person in question.