PVG - disclosure checks in Scotland

Friday, December 02, 2016

Disclosure Applications for Coaches/Clubs/Volunteers

All people engaged in activities that involve supervising or managing children as part of their normal and regular duties (called Regulated Work) should be Disclosure checked, it is an offence,

  1. For an organisation to engage a person in Regulated work that is on the Barred List
  2. For a person on the Barred list to try to obtain Regulated Work

The only way to check if someone is not on the Barred list is to ask them to do a Criminal Record Check. This can be obtained as follows.

 Scottish PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme

This is the preferred option if you are currently, or will be working (full-time, part-time, Voluntary or paid) at a Club/venue in Scotland.

Government advice to organisations in Scotland that engage people in roles that involve supervising children as part of their normal and regular duties - is that Disclosure checks should be obtained via the PVG Scheme. This is an important part of recruitment procedures.

 To join the PVG Scheme costs £59 (free if you are a Volunteer) and if you are already a member of the PVG Scheme, an update costs £18 (again, free if you are a Volunteer).

 If you wish to join the PVG scheme, or do a PVG Scheme Record Update – click here to obtain an application pack.

Please click here for - Frequently asked questions on the PVG Scheme

 LTA - DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) – England and Wales

The LTA now have a quick and efficient online application process for acquiring a Disclosure check. This involves completing an online form and then getting your ID checked by one of the network of DBS ID checkers.   

 Please be aware however that if you obtain your Disclosure through the DBS scheme (cost £59, free for Volunteers) a subsequent employer in Scotland may also ask you to become a member of the PVG scheme which will cost a further £59 (also free for volunteers).




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