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  • Adults List

    The list maintained by Disclosure Scotland of individuals who are unsuitable to work with protected adults.

  • Automatic Consideration for Listing

    A person who is convicted of any of the so-called "relevant offences" set out in schedule 1 of the PVG Act will automatically be placed under consideration for listing in the children's list. There is no equivalent automatic consideration for listing in the adults list.

  • Automatic Listing

    A person who is convicted of any of the serious offences set out on the Order made under section 14 of the PVG Act will be automatically included in both the childrens and adults lists, without the right to make representation or to appeal the listing.

  • Barring/Barred

    Barring is the consequence of being listed. Normally, an individual will be listed by either Disclosure Scotland or the Idependent Safeguarding Authority and they will then be barred across the UK. For example, an individual included on the SVG childrens list by the Idenependent Safeguarding Authority is barred from doing regulated work with children in Scotland.

  • Care (for a child or protected adult)
    A position is likely to be regarded as caring if it involves responsibility for the: health of, guidance of, protection of, provision of, or welfare of one or more children or protected adults.
  • Care Inspectorate

    Care Inspectorate formerly known as Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) is the new unified independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and childrens services and has a significant part to play in improving services for adults and children across Scotland. They regulate and inspect care services and carry out social work and child protection inspections.

  • Central Registered Body in Scotland (CRBS)
    The Central Registered Body in Scotland (CRBS) is a registered body that countersigns disclosures on behalf of voluntary sector organisations that require them, but are not registered bodies themselves. The majority of the applications processed by CRBS are free checks for volunteers working for qualifying voluntary organisations.
  • Child (children)

    "Child" means an individual under the age of 18.

  • Childrens List

    The list maintained by Disclosure Scotland of individuals who are unsuitable to work with children.

  • Civil Orders
    Civil orders are orders made by a court under civil, rather than criminal, proceedings and are usually designed to prevent some future harm to others. The civil orders included on the Scheme Record are:
    a sexual offences prevention order (or interim order) under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 ("the 2003 Act");
    a foreign travel order under the 2003 Act;
    a risk of sexual harm order (or interim order) under the 2003 Act;
    a notification order (or interim order) under the 2003 Act; and
    a risk of sexual harm order (or interim order) under the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) 2005
  • Code of Practice

    Published by the Scottish Ministers the Code of Practice is intended to ensure that disclosure information is handled, stored and disposed of appropriately

  • Consideration for Listing

    The process of determining whether an individual is unsuitable to work with children or protected adults, triggered by an organisation referral, court referral, vetting information or the individual being named in a relevant inquiry report.

  • Contact

    Contact means physical proximity and does not normally include remote communications such as telephone or e-mail. (However, in some limited circumstances it might also include remote communications such as telephone or e-mail.) Contact does not necessarily require being in the same room but does require a line of sight with the possibility of physical access or communication. For example, a window cleaner cleaning the windows on the outside of a care home would be regarded as being in contact with residents on the other side of those windows.

  • Continuous Updating

    Once an individual becomes a member of the PVG Scheme, Disclosure Scotland will add any new vetting information to their scheme record as and when it arises, rather than simply collating information whenever a disclosure needs to be issued. Where that information suggests that the scheme member may have become unsuitable to work with children or protected adults, there will be a consideration of the case and if appropriate, the individual will be listed on one or both lists.

  • CRB

    The Criminal Records Bureau, an executive agency of the Home Office which provides a standard and enhanced disclosure service for England and Wales