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How to make a referral

The employer has to complete an employer referral form and send it to Disclosure Scotland.

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're employed to do
  • the person's PVG scheme number, if they have one
  • information on the harmful behaviour
  • details and documentation of the employer's 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".

When the details have been filled in, email the referral form to or print it out and post it to the address on the form.

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