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Read our blog posts containing some of the latest updates, tips and advice around Disclosure Services and PVGs...
We recently sent our quarterly newsletter where we share information and keep VSDS customers up-to-date with what’s going on in the service. Here's a little of what we shared
From 1st December 2017, we will no longer accept cheques that cover multiple application forms for paid positions i.e. £18 or £59.
Following a judicial review one part of the PVG process has been found to be in breach of European Human Rights Legislation, this breach is in relation to the list of offences that are always going to be disclosed on an individual’s PVG.
We shared some important updates and reminders for those interested in PVG checks or Disclosure Services. Please read through the details.
In the light of recent press coverage regarding historical abuse allegations, Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services (VSDS) wish to remind you of the support and guidance available for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) process, your recruitment of volunteers and paid staff and in relation to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.
We shared some 'updates and reminders' in with our Disclosure Services customers recently.Read through the Newsletter here.
The Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme has now been in operation for over 5 years. Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services are working with Disclosure Scotland...
Reforms will allow those with minor criminal convictions to put their past offending behaviour behind them, supporting them to become productive members of society.
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