The PVG Scheme is a registration system for anyone who carries out work (paid or unpaid) with vulnerable groups in Scotland. It is designed to exclude people who are known to be unsuitable from working with vulnerable groups and detects those who become unsuitable while in the workplace.
People who are protected by the PVG Scheme are:
If your organisation has paid staff or volunteers who are carrying out regulated work, you need access to scheme records. You must either:
Disclosure checks on volunteers are free and are carried out by Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services.
Disclosure checks carried out on paid employees will cost money, and are generally carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Information about fees is available from Disclosure Scotland.
Disclosure Scotland has guidance which outlines everything you need to know about the PVG Scheme.