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If you're an employer and your business involves working with children or protected adults, your employees may be eligible for the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. The type of work that the PVG Scheme applies to is called 'regulated work'.

PVG is a membership scheme which makes sure its members are allowed to work with children or protected adults.


If your organisation employs staff in regulated work and they are involved in conduct that harms children or protected adults or places them at risk of harm, by law, you may be required to make a referral to Disclosure Scotland.

A PVG Scheme Record shows crimes or other information relevant to working with children or protected adults. People already barred from working with children or protected adults will not be able to join the scheme.

If you have an employee who's a PVG scheme member and you want to check their record, you can register your organisation with Disclosure Scotland.

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