Disclosure Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. This means they have to comply with strict legal requirements in the way that they work.
Scottish Ministers decide how Disclosure Scotland operates. This includes:
- their application processes
- how application forms look
- whether you apply online or with a paper form
The following 'Determination of form' publications give more details about the laws that govern the disclosure and PVG Scheme membership application process.
- Publications relating to the Police Act 1997
- Publications relating to the Police Act 1997 during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency
- Publications relating to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Act 2007
- Publications relating to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Act 2007 during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency
Disclosure Scotland's Code of Practice gives more information about how they work.
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