Updating your PVG details
If you are a member of the PVG scheme, your membership lasts for life unless you choose to leave the scheme.
You should keep your record up to date if for example, you change jobs or move house. This means that 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 you change your contact details, including:
- contact email
- phone/mobile number
Some people are required by law to tell Disclosure Scotland about certain changes:
If you are a PVG scheme member and you change your name or gender, you must tell Disclosure Scotland within 3 months of doing so.
If you are barred from regulated work or are under formal consideration for listing, you must tell Disclosure Scotland within 1 month if you change your:
Proof of changes
For Disclosure Scotland to make the changes you must give them:
- your PVG number
- your full name
- your date of birth
Your PVG number is shown on your certificate under your name and date of birth details. It will be 16 digits long and start with the last two digits of the year you first applied.
You should also include a copy of supporting documentation to confirm the changes.
For a change of address Disclosure Scotland will accept a copy of:
- a utility bill
- a bank statement
- a credit/debit card statement
- an insurance letter
For a change of name Disclosure Scotland will accept a copy of:
- a marriage certificate
- a passport
- a drivers licence photocard
You won't get a new certificate after changing your details. If you want an updated certificate you'll need to apply for a new one.
Leaving the PVG scheme
If you stop doing regulated work and no longer need a PVG, you are free to leave the scheme. You should contact Disclosure Scotland if you want to leave the scheme. Before they close your account, Disclosure Scotland will confirm you've stopped regulated work with any employers listed on it as an 'interested party'.
If you want to join the scheme again later you must re-apply and pay the fee as if you were new member.
Get in touch
You can contact Disclosure Scotland about changes:
by email: email@example.com
or write to them at:
PO box 250