Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

Last updated: 15 February 2018

Types of work covered by PVG

The PVG Scheme doesn't apply to all jobs and volunteering. It only applies to 'regulated work'. There are 2 types of regulated work – work with children and work with protected adults. Regulated work is usually jobs including:

  • caring responsibilities
  • teaching or supervising children and/or protected adults
  • providing personal services to children and/or protected adults
  • having unsupervised contact with children and/or protected adults

There are many kinds of roles, both paid or unpaid, this could apply to – some examples include:

  • nurse
  • child-minder
  • girl guide leader
  • dentist
Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme
Types of work covered by PVG