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Types of PVG disclosure record

If you join the PVG scheme, you will get a PVG disclosure record. There are 4 different types of PVG disclosure record:

  • Scheme Record
  • Existing Scheme Record
  • Scheme Record Update (also known as a Short Scheme Record)
  • Scheme Membership Statement

The type of PVG disclosure record you need depends on what you need it for and whether you're already a member of the PVG scheme.

Types and uses of PVG disclosure record

Type Who is it for? Cost Includes vetting information?
Scheme Record
  • people who want to join the PVG Scheme to do regulated work for an organisation
£59 Yes
Existing Scheme Record
  • PVG scheme members who want to apply to work with a new vulnerable group
£59 Yes
Scheme Record Update (also known as a Short Scheme Record)
  • PVG scheme members joining a new organisation but still working with the same vulnerable group
£18 No
Scheme Membership Statement
  • people who are self-employed and doing regulated work
  • private individuals (personal employers) employing someone to do regulated work for them
£18 (existing PVG scheme members) £59 (new applicants) No

Disclosures for coronavirus (COVID-19) response workers are free until midnight on Friday 25 March 2022.

You will not get a refund unless Disclosure Scotland has made an error or you've paid for a disclosure for a coronavirus response worker.

What your PVG disclosure record shows

All PVG disclosure records show the following information:

  • name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • PVG scheme membership number
  • disclosure number of the Scheme Record
  • the type of regulated work the person is a PVG scheme member for
  • confirmation that the person isn't barred from doing that work
  • if the person is under consideration for listing for that type of regulated work

The other information that's shown depends on the type of PVG disclosure record:

Scheme Record and Existing Scheme Record

Membership information

  • the scheme member's statement of scheme membership
  • name and address of the registered body and countersignatory details (on the registered body's copy only)
  • name and address of the regulatory body and registration number (on the regulatory body's copy only, if necessary)

Vetting information

  • unspent convictions
  • spent convictions for certain offences
  • unspent cautions
  • if the person is on the sex offenders register
  • relevant information from the police force
  • prescribed civil orders

Scheme Record Update

Membership information

  • the scheme member's statement of scheme membership
  • name and address of the registered body and countersignatory details

Vetting information

  • no vetting information is included

Scheme Membership Statement

Membership information

  • the scheme member's statement of scheme membership
  • name and address of the personal employer (on the personal employer's copy only)

Vetting information

  • no vetting information is included

How to apply

The quickest way to apply for PVG is online.

If you cannot complete a PVG application online, you can ask for a paper application form and return this by post.

PVG membership number

Your PVG scheme membership number is included on your PVG certificate. If you cannot find your membership number, you can contact us to get it.

Email: response@disclosurescotland.gov.scot

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