Helps to ensure that those who have regular contact with children and protected adults through paid and unpaid regulated work do not have a known history of harmful behaviour.
Information included on a PVG Scheme Record:
|Suitability Information||NOT INCLUDED|
|Prescribed Court Orders & Sex Offenders Notification Requirements||INCLUDED|
|Sex Offenders Notification Requirements||NOT INCLUDED|
|Other Relevant Information||INCLUDED|
|Information about last PVG Scheme Record||NOT INCLUDED|
|Information about changes to Vetting Information||NOT INCLUDED|
What is the PVG Scheme?
The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 was designed to give statutory protection from harm to children and protected adults, when they are in the care or responsibility of an organisation.
The Act introduced the 'PVG Scheme’, which is administered by Disclosure Scotland as an executive agency of the Scottish Government. Scheme membership ensures that those who either have regular contact with vulnerable groups through the workplace, or who are otherwise in regulated work, do not have a history of inappropriate behaviour.
The Scheme excludes people who are known to be unsuitable, on the basis of their past behaviour, from working with children and/or protected adults and because it is constantly monitored, detects those who become unsuitable.
Who does it apply to?
The scheme applies to staff undertaking the following types of work which are classed as Regulated Work under the Act:
- Caring for children or protected adults
- Teaching, Instructing, training or supervising children or protected adults
- Being in sole charge of children or protected adults
- Unsupervised contact with children
- Provide advice or guidance which relates to physical or emotional well-being, education or training of children or protected adults
- Moderating a public electronic interactive communication service which is intended for or mainly used by children
- Providing or working for an organisation which provides a care home service which is provided exclusively or mainly for children
- Providing, or working with an organisation which provides an independent health care service which is provided exclusively or mainly for children
- Work on any part of a day care premises where children are being looked after
- Being a host parent
- Inspecting adult care services
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