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How to make a referral

You need to complete a referral form and send it to Disclosure Scotland.

If you're referring on behalf of a regulatory body, use the regulatory body form.

The form asks for:

  • proof of the person's identity (name, address, date of birth, national insurance number)
  • details of the type of regulated work they do
  • the person's PVG scheme number, if they have one
  • information on the harmful behaviour
  • details and documentation of the investigation and outcome

You should not identify any children or protected adults by name. Use a coded reference instead, like "child A - age 12, male, victim".

Where to send the completed form

Send the form by email to

Alternatively you can print it out and post it to the address on the form.

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