Disclosure Scotland's legal frameworks

Last updated: 9 March 2017

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

Determination of the form and manner of an application under section 112(1)(a) of the Police Act 1997

Determination of the form and manner of an application under sections 113A(1)(a); 113B(1)(a); and 116(1)(a) of the Police Act 1997

Determination of the form and manner of an application under section 117(1) of the Police Act 1997

Determination of the form and manner of an application under section 120(2) of the Police Act 1997

Publications relating to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Act 2007

Determination of the form and manner of an application under sections 45(1)(a), (b) or (c), 52 and 54 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Determination of the form and manner of an application under section 51 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Determination of the form and manner of an application under sections 52, 53 and 54 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Determination of the form and manner of an application under section 59 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

Disclosure Scotland's Code of Practice gives more information about how they work.