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Types of PVG application

There are 4 types of PVG application:

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

The type of application you need depends on:

  • what you need it for
  • whether you're already a PVG scheme member
  • which group you're a member for - children, protected adults or both

Types and uses of PVG applications

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 members who want to apply to work with a new vulnerable group. For example, if you're a member for children but are applying to work with protected adults
£59 Yes
Scheme Record Update (also known as Short Scheme Record)
  • PVG members who are working with the same vulnerable group but need to add an organisation to their membership. For example, if you're working with children, and then you volunteer or work for another organisation where you're working with children too
£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 members) £59 (new applicants) No

Find out more about what each type of PVG application result shows

If you're unsure about the type of PVG disclosure you need, email

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.

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