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Consultation on disclosure regime

04 Jun 2018

On 25 April Disclosure Scotland launched a public consultation asking for feedback about proposals to simplify and modernise the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

The 12-week consultation is seeking views from stakeholders on a set of proposals, including how a mandatory PVG scheme would work, as well as membership timescales and fees. 

Gerard Hart, Director of Protection Services and Policy at Disclosure Scotland, said: 

“These proposals have the potential to affect everyone currently working with young and vulnerable individuals in Scotland.

“This is why we are calling on all our partners and stakeholders to let us know how they would like the scheme to evolve, so we can develop the best possible protection for everyone.

“I look forward to hearing the views of all stakeholders." 

Proposals include:

  • simplifying the disclosure system
  • making PVG membership mandatory for those in sensitive roles
  • making PVG membership time‑limited
  • making the disclosure system respond better to young people's circumstances
  • using digital technology to better and more efficiently  meet customer needs

The full consultation document, including details on how to respond, can be found on the Scottish Government’s website.