Guide

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

Last updated: 20 February 2019

Types of PVG disclosure record

If you join the PVG Scheme, you will get a PVG disclosure record. There are 3 different types of PVG disclosure record:

  • Scheme Record
  • Short Scheme Record
  • Scheme Membership Statement

Which type of PVG disclosure record you need depends on what you need it for and whether you are 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
Short Scheme Record PVG Scheme members joining a new organisation for the same type of regulated work, and have had a scheme record issued for that type of work before £18 No
Scheme Membership Statement People who want to do regulated work in the future, people who are self-employed and doing regulated work, or private individuals (personal employers) employing someone to do regulated work for them £18 (existing PVG Scheme members) £59 (new applicants to the PVG Scheme) No
If a request is made for a Short Scheme Record and there is vetting information on the applicant's Scheme Record, Disclosure Scotland will issue a full Scheme Record in place of a Short Scheme Record. There will be no extra cost for this.

What your PVG disclosure record shows

All PVG Scheme 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

This information is the scheme member's statement of scheme membership. Each PVG disclosure record will also have a disclosure number.

What other information is shown depends on the type of PVG disclosure 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

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

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

You can apply for each type of PVG disclosure record using a paper form. There are different forms depending on whether you are new to the PVG Scheme, or are already a scheme member.

The form is given to you by your employer or you can ask for one to be sent to you.

Find out how to apply or order a form.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme
Types of PVG disclosure record