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Updating your PVG details

If you're a member of the PVG scheme, it's important to keep your record up to date with Disclosure Scotland.

This means Disclosure Scotland can contact you quickly if needed and information is sent to the right place.

You should tell Disclosure Scotland as soon as possible if your details change, including your:

  • address
  • email address
  • contact number
  • employer

If you tell Disclosure Scotland that you've stopped working with children and/or protected adults with a particular employer or voluntary organisation, Disclosure Scotland will contact them to confirm this.

Legal requirements

By law you need to tell Disclosure Scotland about certain changes..

If you're a PVG scheme member and you change your name or gender, you must tell Disclosure Scotland within 3 months of doing so.

If you're barred from regulated work or you're under consideration for listing, you must tell Disclosure Scotland within 1 month if you change your:

  • name
  • address
  • gender

If you do not tell Disclosure Scotland about these changes you're committing a criminal offence.

How to update your details

Complete the Update PVG details form and email it to

You'll need to provide some personal details on the form, such as your full name and date of birth.

Supporting documentation

You'll also need to send supporting documentation. This is so Disclosure Scotland can confirm who you are. 

For a change of address, you'll need to send a copy of one of the following:

  • utility bill
  • bank statement
  • credit/debit card statement
  • driving licence photocard
  • insurance letter

For a change of name, you'll need to send a copy of one of the following:

  • marriage certificate
  • passport
  • driving licence photocard
  • deed poll certificate
  • gender recognition certificate

You will not get a new certificate after updating your details. If you or your employer wants an updated certificate, you'll need to apply for a new one.

Get help

You can contact Disclosure Scotland if you need help.


Phone: 0300 020 0040
Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 9am to 3:30pm
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