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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, where each case will be treated on an individual basis.

  • 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 children’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service and they will then be barred across the UK.

    For example, an individual included on the SVG children’s list by the Disclosure and Barring Service is barred from doing regulated work with children in Scotland and vice versa.

  • Care Inspectorate

    Care Inspectorate formerly known as the Care Commission and the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) is the unified independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and children’s services and has a significant part to play in improving services for adults and children across Scotland. They regulate and inspect care services.

  • 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. Copies can be downloaded from the Disclosure Scotland website.

  • Consideration for Listing

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

  • 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.