If you're going to be doing 'regulated work' your employer may ask you to join the PVG scheme.
The quickest way is to apply online.
What your employer needs to do
Your employer or the organisation you're going to be working with needs to start the first part of the application online. This is the same for paid employment or voluntary work.
What you need to do
You'll be sent the second part by email to complete.
Once you complete this part, you submit the application to Disclosure Scotland.
You'll need to show some ID to confirm your identity and address as part of the process. The organisation you're going to be working with will tell you what form of ID they will accept.
It costs £59 to join the PVG scheme unless you're a coronavirus response worker or volunteer. The organisation you're applying with will tell you if you need to pay the joining fee or if they'll pay for it.
Some workers can get a free PVG disclosure. To do so they must meet the criteria for coronavirus response workers. Free PVG disclosure for these workers will remain in place until midnight on Thursday 25 March 2021.
Paper application forms
Organisations can also apply to join the PVG scheme by asking for paper forms to return by post.
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